Historic Urban Plans

CHICAGO 1779-1857
1779 - 1857Fifteen separate views comprise this appealing lithograph depicting Chicago's growth from its first settlement by trades to 1857 when its population just exceeded 60,000. the original was published in 1893 at the time of the World's Columbian Exposition. Black and Sepia toned on antique white paper.

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HUP1 CHICAGO 1779-1857 (cover-stock paper) 18 3/4" x 23 1/2"    $30


1834 Survey MapThis full color facsimile is from the manuscript survey by James Wright in the National Archives. It shows Fort Dearborn on the bank of the Chicago River near Lake Michigan and, to the left, the original plat of the town as laid out by James Thompson four years earlier.

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HUP2 Chicago Survey Map 1834 (cover-stock paper) 13 3/4" x 18"    $25


1871This is an attractive view of Chicago as it existed before the great fire in 1871. It reveals the extent to which the city had grown from the modest gridiron town platted in 1830 by James Thompson. The view originally appeared in Harper's Weekly in black and white.

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HUP3 Chicago 1871 (cover-stock paper) 14 1/4" x 20 1/2"    $22.50


1892Illustrated by Currier and Ives in full color, this birds-eye view from the lake of Chicago duplicates the bold colors in the original lithograph. It shows the harbor crowded with boats. It depicts the lake shore, the banks of the Chicago River, the central business district and the rest of 

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HUP4 Chicago 1892 (text weight paper) 19 1/4" x 27 1/2"    $30