Auction 122, Lot 284

"Bird's-Eye View of the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893", Rand McNally & Co.

Subject: Chicago, Illinois

Period: 1898 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

24 x 16.2 inches
61 x 41.1 cm

Handsome view of this historic event features beautifully rendered buildings and ships and includes an extensive key to 133 locations. The world's first Ferris Wheel is seen on the horizon, and a moving sidewalk used to shuttle patrons is shown at the bottom. The elegant architecture displayed at the Columbian Expo had a tremendous effect on architecture during the first half of the 20th century.


Condition: A

Folding as issued with a couple normal small intersectional separations. The top margin has a few short tears, not affecting the view. The lower margin has a tear repaired with tissue.

Estimate: $180 - $250

Sold for: $275

Closed on 12/5/2007