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Auction 106, Lot 194

"[Lot of 2] Bird's-Eye View of Chicago as it was Before the Great Fire [and] The City of Chicago, Showing the Burnt District",

Subject: Illinois

Period: 1871 (published)

Publication: Harper's Weekly,

Color: Black & White

20.6 x 13.5 inches
52.3 x 34.3 cm
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As part of its extensive coverage of the disaster, Harper's Weekly, the leading illustrated national magazine of contemporary cultural life, included these two views of the city. First, drawn by Theodore R. Davis is a bird’s-eye view of the city with 49 numbered references keyed to numbers below title. Second, from a print by Currier & Ives, is a view of the part of the city affected by the fire.


Condition: A

Small tear in margin repaired with archival tape.

Estimate: $200 - $275

Sold for: $500

Closed on 3/3/2004