(IL - Chicago) Guide Map of Chicago

Mapmaker: Blanchard, Rufus

(IL - Chicago) Guide Map of Chicago


  • ~Catalog 61~
  • Guide Map of Chicago. Published by Rufus Blanchard, 146 Lake St. Chicago. 1869.

    A rare folding map by one of the best mapmakers of the city at the time. Prior to the disaster that would befall it and necessitate its reconstruction, this map shows the city developing. This was the year that many of the individual park districts were created and indeed in the western edge of the town are several large parks that hint at being connected by green belts. Also goes into considerable detail for the rail roads and the configurations of the lines, down to the Stockyards in the south. Notes many key buildings throughout. Our first encounter with this rarity.

    Condition is very good, both for the map and its thick paper covers and guide inside. Image size is approximately 21.5 x 16.25 (inches)