Auction 133, Lot 242

"Bird's Eye View of Chicago",

Subject: Chicago, Illinois

Period: 1893 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

29.6 x 14.6 inches
75.2 x 37.1 cm

This scarce promotional bird's-eye view was produced locally to promote the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. It extends to include Garfield Park, Lincoln Park and beyond Jackson Park to the south. Red overprinting in Lake Michigan "Compliments of Pairpoint Mfg. Co. New Bedford, Mass" is surrounded by sailing craft and steamships. The city is drawn in extreme detail with hundreds of individual homes and buildings shown, as well as railroad, streetcar, and steam ship routes overprinted in red. The lake and park areas are overprinted in green. The small inset "View of Chicago in 1832" is at lower right. Along the bottom are the names of 22 important places keyed to the view. The verso has an 11"x 12" map of the Exposition and a 9"x 15" lithograph of the exposition surrounded by illustrations of structures in Chicago including the six train depots. A most uncommon issue that is "Copyright, 1892, by Peter Roy, Chicago, ILL".


Condition: A

Near fine example, folding as issued. Close margins, as issued.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/1/2010