Sale  873
Lot   242
[CHICAGO] --Park & Guide Map of Chicago. Chicago: Jas. Van Vechten, 1873. 

Engraved wall map with hand coloring, 1150 x 820 mm sight, matted and framed (unexamined out of frame, some minor crackling with small losses to top portion of map.) 
 
A RARE MAP DEPICTING THE GREAT REBUILDING, published just two years after the Chicago fire, and showing the boundaries of the "burnt district" in red. Lithographed by Jerome T. Gouget, and colored and mounted by G. W. Terry in Chicago (with his ticket). With a street index in accordance with "an ordinance [that] was passed November 25, 1972, naming streets, avenues, courts and places." 

VERY SCARCE: We do not trace any other copy of this exceedingly rare map at auction in the last 100 years; OCLC locates only two copies, at the Newberry Library and the William Clements Library at the University of Michigan. 

Property from a Corporate Art Collection
  • Estimate$2,000 - $3,000

Sold for $4,375

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