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Scarce antique map of the Chicago Fire of 1871, with the "Burnt District" hand-colored in red.

The map was published in Chicago, just after the fire occurred, by Gaylord Watson.

The Great Chicago Fire

The Great Chicago Fire was a conflagration that burned in the American city of Chicago on October 8–10, 1871. The fire killed approximately 300 people, destroyed roughly 3.3 square miles (9 km2) of the city, and left more than 100,000 residents homeless.

Condition Description
Sold with a copy of "The Great Fires in Chicago and the West." Chicago (etc.): J.W. Goodspeed, 1871. 8vo. Modern quarter cloth.

Old folds to map reinforced, one with some tape staining.