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[Folding map] McDonald, R.H. McDonald's Map Of Chicago, With A Correct Outline Of The Great Fire... NY, 1871. 20 x 16, BW litho map with the fire district overprinted in a deep red. Fold separations professionally repaired; patch of discoloration (6 x 4) from boards lower left, else VG. Removed from 24-page booklet, R.H. McDonald's Illustrated History and Map of Chicago with a History of the Great Fire... NY, 1872. The booklet is present with its gold-stamped cloth covers separated. sold

The pamphlet gives a brief history of Chicago with a summary of great fires worldwide, beginning with ancient Troy, and listing Chicago's six previous major fires. With ten BW wood engravings, three full-page. The map extends from north of Fullerton south to Egan Avenue (39th Street), and from the Lake to just west of Kedzie. Landmarks located including the Douglas Monument. With a vignette of City Hall.

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