Auction 116, Lot 260

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

Subject: Chicago, Illinois

Period: 1874 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

16 x 21 inches
40.6 x 53.3 cm

This folding pocket map is a later edition of the previous lot. This is the commercial Blanchard edition and does not have the Kerfoot over-printed credit nor the additional company information in the margins. The map shows numerous street additions and neighborhood development. Folds into paper covers with original 16pp Chicago City Street Guide. Cover is tilted "Guide Map of Chicago" with Blanchard's address at 132 Clark Street. A very nice example of this rarely seen map and a great accompaniment to the 1872 map listed in the previous lot.


Condition: A

This is a near fine example less a little spotting on the cover. The map is fine.

Estimate: $500 - $700

Sold for: $550

Closed on 9/20/2006