Cram founded his company in 1869 after a short partnership with his uncle, Rufus Blanchard, one of the earliest map publishers in Chicago. Initially he published state maps and eventually entered the atlas field. He developed the technically complex business of atlas production and specialized in producing those that reached the widest audience possible. As the literacy rate rose in 19th century America, so did the market for atlases, which provided a compendium of information about the country and the wider world.
Cram capitalized on this need and filled his atlases with an incredible amount of information that was continually updated. This complete atlas is one of Cram's larger publications, combining modern, historical, astronomical maps along with statistical diagrams and a complete gazetteer of the United States. It contains over 300 maps, tipped in with double-page sheets continuously printed, and most maps printed back to back. Title page, table of contents, maps, text, and index, 632 pp.
There are interesting world maps that chronicle the changing history of the world including an extensive section on Historical and Chronological U. Also includes a brief history of astronomy along with known star charts of the time.
12 1/4" x 14 3/4" x 2 and weighs 10 pounds. One of my favorite features of this atlas is the large number of U. The item "1897 Cram's Universal Atlas Geographical Astronomical Historical Maps over 300" is in sale since Saturday, October 23, 2021.This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\World Maps". The seller is "recycle-it-all" and is located in Corte Madera, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.