Map of Chicago Incorporated as a Town August 5 1833.
ILLINOIS - CHICAGO)
Conley, Walter H. (designer); drawn by O.E. Stelzer.
No Place of Publication. 1933.
Color map, 17 3/4 x 25 1/2 inches on sheet 20 3/8 x 2 8 1/8 inches. A panel approximately 2 1/2 inches wide at left side is lightly soiled, light wear to left end of upper and lower edges, light soiling to margins, light creasing. Recto has a glossy finish. Overall good to very good condition. Evidently issued to commemorate the centennial of the founding of Chicago in 1833 this handsome map was designed by Walter H. Conley and drawn by O.E. Stelzer, both of Chicago. The Chicago Sunday Tribune of August 13, 1933 featured this map in the Picture Section, with this information: "Mr. Conley, after a two year search of libraries and archives, aided in the compilation of historical details by Miss Caroline McIlvaine, who thirty years ago received from the last surviving pioneers their data as to the city of the 'thirties, laid out this accurate plan of the Chicago of 1833. It will be seen that streets in what is now the Loop bore then the same names they have now. The sketches which illuminate the map are as authentic as a careful search of historical data can make them." An uncommon map. At lower right of the map is printed: 'compiled from original "Map of Chicago about 1833"' copyright symbol '1933 Walter Conley & O.E. Stelzer.'. Item #46792