Philadelphia: O.W. Gray & Son, 1884.
Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 17 1/4" x 28 3/8"
Large double-page map of of the Carolinas, divided into counties and townships. Shows all major towns and cities, routes, railroads and waterways. Topography and marshlands are impressively depicted, with relief shown by hachure. The coastline is rendered in great detail, with inlets, shoals, lighthouses, and other features labeled. This map includes an inset of Charleston Harbor and its approaches, including depths by soundings.
Ormando W. Gray was a map publisher active in the later half of the 19th century. A civilian engineer and surveyor, he worked with several other map publishers like Henry Walling and Colton. His state and county atlases are well known. Frank A. Gray, presumably a relative, produced many maps that were published by the family firm, O.W. Gray & Sons. This map is a lovely example of their work.