Frank A. Gray. “Gray’s New Map of Chicago.” From National Atlas of the United States. Philadelphia: O.W. Gray & Son, 1882. 14 1/2 x 11 3/4. Lithograph. Original hand color. Very good condition.
A nicely detailed map of Chicago just a few years after the great fire. The map was issued by the Philadelphia firm of O.W. Gray, which began its publishing around mid-century and published regional and U.S. atlases up to the 1880s. This map shows streets, rivers, and canals in the city, each clearly labeled. Also of considerable interest are the indications of the several railroads coming into the city and providing Chicago with its life blood of commerce.