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Historic Map - Chicago, IL 1857

Code:
1W-IL-CH-1857
Shipping Weight:
4.00 pounds
Starting at $24.95

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Description

View of Chicago, Cook County, I.L., 1857 / drawn & published by James T. Palmatary.

This aero-view print of Chicago, Illinois was drawn by J. T. Palmatary and published by Chicago, Braunhold & Sonne in 1857. Chicago emerged near the banks of Lake Michigan from land that had belonged to the Potawatomi Indians in the 1830's.

Chicago's transportation importance began in the 1840's with the building of the Illinois and Michigan Canal which connected the Mississippi River with Lake Michigan. The Galena & Chicago Union Railway also enabled enhanced shipping of the many agricultural products of the region.

Refrigerated railroad cars were the talk of the town in 1857 as dressed beef began to be transported from the stock yards. It would be another ten years before a successful refrigeration car was developed.

The map from the 1850's includes streets, buildings, railroad routes and shipping traffic.

Features references to the following locations:
  1. Custom House & Post Office.
  2. Commercial College.
  3. Tremont House.
  4. City Hotel.
  5. South Market House.
  6. Madison House.
  7. Second Presbyterian Church.
  8. St. Mary’s Cathedral.
  9. Universalist Church.
  10. St. Presbyterian.
  11. Private Dwelling.
  12. Methodist.
  13. Rock Island R. R. Work Shop.
  14. Young America.
  15. Plymouth Church.
  16. St. Methodist.
  17. Masonic Hall.
  18. Briggs House.
  19. Wal Market Hall.
  20. St. Presbyterian.
  21. Bulls Head.
  22. Court House.
  23. Baptist Church.
  24. Methodist Church.
  25. Chicago High School.
  26. Gas Work.
  27. Water Reservoir.
  28. R. I. & M. S. & N. I. R. R. Passenger Depot
  1. Illinois Central R. R. & Michigan C. R. R. Passenger Depot.
  2. Michigan C. R. R. Freight Depot.
  3. Richmond House.
  4. Michigan C. R. R. Fr. Depot & Office.
  5. Ill. C. R. R. Fr. Depot.
  6. U. S. Marine Hospital.
  7. Ill. C. R. R. Grain House.
  8. Ill. C. R. R. Grain House.
  9. Rush St. Bridge.
  10. Galena & Chicago U. R. R. Grain House.
  11. Galena & C. U. R. R. Out Freight House.
  12. Galena & C. U. R. R. In Freight House.
  13. Reaper Factory.
  14. North Market Hall.
  15. Lake House.
  16. Church.
  17. W. B. Ogden’s Residence.
  18. New St. James Church.
  19. Catholic Cathedral.
  20. Ninth Ward School House.
  21. Brewery.
  22. Chicago Water Works.
  23. Steamer “Lady Elgin” Lake Superior.
  24. Car Works of Galena R. R.
  25. Passenger R. R. Depot.
  26. C. & M. R. R. Passenger Depot.
  27. German Hall.
  28. North Side Reservoir.
  29. Wright Reaper Factory.

This is a museum quality antique map reproduction print available in multiple sizes as either a paper print or Giclee photo paper print. Giclee prints are also available with dry-mounting to a 1" deep plaque mount style frame with 1/8" beveled edge

(Choose from 30 frame edge color choices).

All reproduction prints are printed as "museum quality", using advanced ink formulas and durable museum quality paper. The reproduction prints reflect the state of repair of the original conserved document. Stains and imperfections reflected in the original map at the time it was collected for conservation are left un-retouched, as they reflect the character and charm of the vintage original. Some major imperfections, such as dark fold lines have been removed when possible. Maps are printed as ordered and are not returnable unless received damaged.

Each map is produced as a detailed museum quality archive print. This special printing process is known as Giclee (zhee-CLAY) and is commonly used to produce very high quality fine art prints. The result is an exquisitely detailed print of substantially higher quality than a standard map poster.

Giclee Print Features:

  • Printed on 10 mil premium luster photo paper resulting in a brilliant, colorful image with a vivid life-like quality.
  • Pigment based Canon LUCIA inks provide smooth tones and rich colors in fine, precise detail.
  • Inks have a lightfastness rating of over 100 years, guaranteeing minimal noticeable fading over a very long period of time.
  • Printed using very high resolution source files.
  • Giclee printing is superior to traditional lithography in a number of ways: colors are brighter, lasts longer, and is a higher resolution.

Museum quality beveled edge plaque mounting is available for our historic map giclee prints.

Example of Print Mounted to Beveled Edge Frame

Example of Print Mounted to Beveled Edge Frame

Beveled Edge Frame Mounting:

  • Giclee print on glossy photo paper is dry-mounted to 1/4" MDF in a heat press using archival-quality acid-free dry mounting adhesive.
  • Premium laminating film is applied to the surface using a heat press under 120 tons of pressure.
  • Matte laminate provides protection from moisture, UV degradation, and damage from handling.
  • The 1" deep frame is finished with a 1/8" beveled edge and sealed with a film in your choice of 30 edge color finishes.
  • Final result is a non-glare, easy to clean professional product suitable for public display in the worlds most prestigious museums or galleries.
  • The durable surface can be cleaned with glass cleaner and paper towels.
  • Ships within 2 weeks.

Dry Mounting Process

Dry Mounting Process Dry Mounting Process

Materials

Archive Paper

Archive Paper

Premium fine art paper that provides accurate color reproduction with high-contrast, high-resolution print output and maximum image permanence. A high-quality print ready for framing.

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  • Museum quality paper for high-quality fine art.
  • Ultra smooth, neutral white matte finish.
  • Heavy-weight 230 gsm, 9.5 mil thickness.
  • Printed with pigment inks for longer print life and enhanced fade resistance.
  • Pigment based Canon LUCIA inks provide smooth tones and rich colors in fine, precise detail.

Luster Photo Paper

Luster Photo Paper

A premium semi-gloss photo paper with a subtle texture that produces a vivid, richly detailed print. This material results in an exquisitely detailed giclee print of substantially higher quality than a standard poster.

More
  • Printed on 10 mil premium luster photo paper resulting in a brilliant, colorful image with a vivid life-like quality.
  • Pigment based Canon LUCIA inks provide smooth tones and rich colors in fine, precise detail.
  • Inks have a lightfastness rating of over 100 years, guaranteeing minimal noticeable fading over a very long period of time.
  • Printed using very high resolution source files.
  • Giclee printing is superior to traditional lithography in a number of ways: colors are brighter, lasts longer, and is a higher resolution.
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