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Cram's Rail Road & Township Map of Dakota.

  • ARTIST: George Cram

  • PUBLISHER: Published by Geo. F. Cram, 66 Lake Street, Chicago.

  • MEDIUM: Stone engraving,

    DATE: 1879

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size, 28 x 21 5/8" (710 x 550 mm) plus margins.

  • DESCRIPTION: A scarce early edition of Cram's map of the Dakota Territory. The Northern Pacific Railroad is shown ending at Bismark. George F. Cram (1842–1928) began working with his uncle, Rufus Blanchard, in 1867 under the name Blanchard & Cram. In 1869 Cram took control and moved to Chicago, opening the Western Map Depot at 148 Lake Street. The Great Fire destroyed the business. He re-established himself at 66 Lake Street.


  • CONDITION: Good condition save for tight left margin due to binding. Original color, (Red outline)