Pictorial Map and Guide to Chicago

Spectacular visual depiction of Chicago attractions in the first quarter of the 20th century.

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Description

Prior to consolidation, the transit system in Chicago was a complex web of independently owned and operated surface lines, buses, subways and elevated routes; with intense competition between each for the biggest piece of the transportation pie. This map and guide was published by the Clason Map Company on behalf of the Chicago Motor Coach Company, which operated several routes along the Lakeshore, Near North, and West Loop neighborhoods since 1917. These routes are depicted on the fold out map alongside profile illustrations of prominent buildings and attractions throughout the city. One side depicts the Chicago city limits from 87th street to Howard and Lake Michigan to Austin Blvd and includes an inset map with street numbers. The verso is a large scale map that focuses on the Loop and River North areas.

The map is dated using Soldier Field, as it was only known as Grant Park Stadium for a brief period between opening in 1924 and renaming in 1925.

Map Details

Publication Date: c. 1924

Author: Clason Map Company

Sheet Width (in): 21.5

Sheet Height (in): 34

Condition: A-

Condition Description: The fold out map is in excellent condition, with original covers. Small holes can be seen along fold intersections, consistent with age.

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