Chicago in Maps 1612 to 2002

Robert A Holland

ISBN 10: 0847827437 / ISBN 13: 9780847827435
Published by Rizzoli International Publications Inc, New York, NY, 2005
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Chicago in Maps 1612 to 2002 by Robert A Holland. Published by Rizzoli International Publications Inc, New York, NY, 2005. 1st Edition1st Printing. Hardbound, Paper DJ. Size 4to. Condition: Fine in Good DJ. 208 Pgs. ISBN 0847827437. LCCN 2005904551. A luxuriously illustrated cartographic history of Chicago, known for centuries as the gateway city to the West. Through rare and beautiful maps of the city produced during the past four hundred years, the author explores Chicago's urban and social tapestry. These powerful and evocative document offer an unprecedented avenue to the city's past; a fascinating collective portrait of the evolution of one of America's great towns. Description text copyright 2010 BooksForComfort. Item ID 22069. Bookseller Inventory # 22069

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Title: Chicago in Maps 1612 to 2002

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications Inc, New York, NY

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardback

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Edition: 1st edition.

Book Type: book

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Chicago in Maps is a luxuriously illustrated cartographic history of Chicago, known for centuries as the gateway city to the West. The powerful and evocative documents reproduced here offer an unprecedented avenue to the city's past-a fascinating collective portrait of the evolution of one of America's great towns. Among the seventy-four maps featured, many are seminal exemplars of this timeless art form: the "Kinzie Map," which accompanied the Narrative of the Massacre of 1812; the Rand McNally "View of the World's Columbian Exposition" of 1893; Daniel Burnham's influential "Chicago Plan" of 1909, which epitomized the ambitions of the City Beautiful Movement; W. T. Stead's "Map of Sin"; and Bruce-Roberts' 1931 "Gangland Map"-a tongue-in-cheek "exposť" of a city populated by such powerful underworld figures as Al Capone, "Baby Face" Nelson, "Machine Gun" Kelly, and others, indicating various gang territories and warehouses. Filled with fascinating historical anecdotes and detailed scholarship, Chicago in Maps is a work that will be highly prized by map lovers and history buffs alike. It is a sumptuous feast of glorious full-color reproductions of maps by the some of the world's most extraordinary cartographers.

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Robert Holland, a long-time Chicago resident and former Professor of Philosophy at Hofstra University, is an avid and well-known map collector. He has been collecting rare maps for more than twenty years.

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