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S.H.  Burnhams  &  J. Van Vechten:  Map of Cook County Illinois. Compiled and Drawn from Record and actual surveys by W.L. Flower. 1861.





Title: Map of Cook County Illinois. Compiled and Drawn from Record and actual surveys by W.L. Flower. 1861.

Map Maker: S.H.  Burnhams  &   J. Van Vechten

Place / Date: Chicago / 1861

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 71 x 62.5 inches

Condition: VG

Price: SOLD

Inventory ID: 29711


Description:

First edition of Burnhams & Van Vechten's map of Cook County, the first large format map of Cook County.

The map includes a number of decorative vignettes and smaller maps, including a map of Chicago (published by Mendel), plat of Cleaverville, Graceland Cemetary, Jeffeson, Blue Island, Brighton, Canfield, Oakridge, Andersonville,  Des Plaines, Hyde Park, Pine Grove, Dunton, Brickton, Mount Pleasant, Bremen, Thornton, Calumet, Evanston, Lake View, Winnetka, Cazenovia, Matteson, Linden Grove and others.

Includes a nice early view of Chicago and a number of birdseye views.  The map is also surrounded by local advertising, including a fine vignette of a horse drawn carriage at the top.

This is the first edition of the map, with a second edition issued in 1862.


Condition Description: Wall map on new linen. Recently cleaned and devarnished, with some minor restoration. Usual cracking and minor loss of images, but generally an exceptional example.


Related Categories:
Maps of Midwest America
City Plans & Views of Eastern US Cities

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