This is a colorful folding pocket map of the city of Chicago, published by The Clason Map Co., circa 1926. This highly decorative, double-sided map features "Pictorial Map of Chicago" on one side with a "Pictorial Map of Downtown Chicago" on the verso. The map is a fascinating documentation of Chicago architecture in the 1920s.
On the "Pictorial Map of Chicago" side, a declaration is printed from the publisher: "This pictorial map, the first of its kind to be made of any American city, gives a comprehensive picture of Chicago... Buildings of many kinds are illustrated... The view of each building is from the direction best illustrating architectural lines." The area covered is from Central Avenue to the Lake and from Howard Street in the north to 87th Avenue in the south, with pictographs of major buildings. There is a small inset "Outline Map of Chicago," with the North, West and South Side motor coach routes marked. The verso features a "Pictorial Map of Downtown Chicago" with many more prominent buildings illustrated in all their architectural glory.
Original double-sided color lithograph. Map is in very good condition. Paper is healthy, with original fold lines present.
Framed with "Pictorial Map of Chicago" side visible. Map is framed to the highest archival standards, with acid-free top mats, UV Conservation Clear glass, and a custom-built wooden frame.
Framed Dimensions: 45 ¼” H x 33" W x 1 ½” D