This colorful print of Chicago, Illinois was drawn and published by Arno B. Reincke in 1916. Chicago’s transportation importance began in the 1840's with the building of the Illinois and Michigan Canal connecting the Mississippi River with Lake Michigan. The Galena & Chicago Union Railway was added to enhance shipping of the many agricultural products that were beginning to be grown in the region.
The original print of this antique map has been enhanced to give it a clean, crisp overall tone, contrasted by the addition of blue color tinting to the rivers, skies and oceans. This historic map reproduction is printed on heavy-weight museum quality paper using high quality pigment based inks. Several sizes available.