Categories: Atlases & Maps
Written By: John
I am in the process of scanning this entire atlas. I acquired this very dilapidated 1883 edition of Cram’s popular atlas, and while the binding was shot the pages were in fairly good condition. I have looked on line and there are few good images available for free public access, so I decided I would post not only the maps and charts but the whole book as well. Having an entire edition online will hopefully be of help as a reference that goes beyond the pleasures of simply seeing the maps and art.
So far I have scanned the first 125 pages or so. I am posting them in their entirety in THEIR OWN SUB-FOLDER of the atlas’ primary folder. I have not edited the maps yet so for the time being you will only see these full page images. I have not re-oriented or retitled them, so maps may be sideways, and two-page maps appear in parts. They do appear in order, though, and the numbers in the titles correspond to the page numbers.
The maps and images are not that scarce, but remain collectible and are an affordable way for collectors and map enthusiasts to obtain a desirable, vintage 1800′s map. Late 19th century atlas maps are usually available in one form or another on the market, and I will be selling the originals individually (as the atlas was broken and not sellable in its current condition) on the Old Book Art Originals site: www.originals.oldbookart.com
Reproductions of many vintage maps and illustrations remain available through the Old Book Art Zazzle Shops: www.shop.oldbookart.com. These are often made from much higher resolution files than I am able to store on this site.
As always, the high resolution jpeg images on Old Book Art and our Gallery are available for free download. You can download them in by right-clicking on an individual image, or by adding a lot of images to your Shopping cart and downloading a Zip File. Remember, it may be called a shopping cart but there is never a charge in the Gallery. Please be sure to go to the gallery and find the proper resolution for a particular image. For your convenience they are available in many pre-formatted sizes, from thumbnails of about 200 pixels up to 1500 to 2500 pixels per side or more.
This is the 1883 edition, revised to 1886.
Title: Cram’s Unrivaled Family Atlas of the World
Author: Geo. F. Cram
Artist: George F. Cram
Publisher: Henry S. Stebbins (Chicago)
Date Published: 1886 (1883)
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