This is a Vintage Map Shop reproduction of one of the most sought after Chicago engravings featuring two city views showing the incredible population growth from 1830 to 1853. Surrounding these city views are 13 vignettes showing pre Civil War views from throughout the settlement / city. Some of the views include Old Fort Dearborn, the First Settler, Wolf Point, the First Court House, First Rush Medical College, and Water Works to name a few. This large clean print is rich with color over decorative engravings that provide a clear view into the early days of what is now the world renowned city of Chicago.
What can be referred to as modern cartography has been around for over 550 years. Throughout that time an enormous amount of new land was discovered, cities were founded while others perished. International trade and travel became the norm, political borders were ever-changing, and numerous wars were waged. With all that being said, hundreds of thousands of maps were created that show such events and episodes in time.
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