Kurz, Louis (illus).
Jevne & Almini. [ 1866].
Tinted lithograph, image approximately 8 1/2 x 12 inches on sheet size 11 1/2 x 14 3/4 inches. Several mended short tears to outer margins and a couple a small areas of paper loss to left edge (all well outside image area), light soiling in outer margins. Image is remarkably clean and bright. Lithographic view of Chicago by Louis Kurz from the series Chicago Illustrated with descriptive material by James W. Sheahan. Published in installments by Jevne & Almini (1866). Each of the thirteen installments, issued in paper wraps, contained four tinted lithographs printed by the Chicago Lithographing Company. These lithographs represent scarce pre-fire views of the city. This is a particularly evocative image with boats on the harbor, a steam train in the middle distance and several large factory buildings, their smoking chimneys testifying to a thriving business climate. Item #47225