Counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall and Will

Beautiful map of northwestern Illinois, including Chicago and its suburbs.

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Description

This skillfully engraved map of northwestern Illinois covers the counties of Will, Kendall, Kane, DuPage, and Cook. The region’s robust network of railroads is emphasized, with completed and project routes noted according to the legend in the lower left.

Chicago’s urban density dominates the size of other settlements and various suburban villages (concentrated along rail lines) are shown. Several examples such as Hyde Park, Ravenswood, Irving Park, and Austin, would later be annexed by the city. Riverside, arguably one of the earliest planned communities in the United States, can be seen in Proviso township and would be incorporated as a village the year following.

The map was published in Chicago’s Lakeside Building by the firm of Warner & Beers in 1874.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1874

Author: Warner & Beers

Sheet Width (in): 15.6

Sheet Height (in): 17.9

Condition: A

Condition Description: Binding holes in the left margin and a dirty smudge in the lower center. A bit of toning along the outer edges of the sheet, consistent with age. Very good overall.

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