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Auction 116, Lot 259

"Blanchard's Guide Map of Chicago", Blanchard, Rufus

Subject: Chicago, Illinois

Period: 1872 (dated)

Publication: Wm. D. Kerfoot & Company

Color: Hand Color

16 x 20 inches
40.6 x 50.8 cm
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This is a rare promotional real estate pocket map that was published after the Great Fire for potential real estate customers. The colorful map is detailed and carries the overprinted inscription below the title "Presented by Wm. D. Kerfoot & Co. Real Estate and Loan Brokers..." Additional company information is overprinted in the map's upper and lower margins. The map folds into original paper covers (4"x 6") and includes a 16pp Chicago City Street-Guide. It is titled Guide Map of Chicago and also features "Presented by Wm. D. Kerfoot & Co…"


Condition: A

The map is a beautiful impression with bright, original hand coloring and is fine less two small brown spots. The street index is unattached. Covers are a little soiled.

Estimate: $600 - $800

Sold for: $900

Closed on 9/20/2006