Kurz, Louis (illus).
Jevne & Almini. [ 1866].
Tinted lithograph (brown and grey tones), image approximately 8 1/2 x 12 inches on sheet size 11 1/2 x 14 3/4 inches. Chips to left edge of paper at binding holes; small dark spot upper edge at far remove from image, scattered light soiing to margins, image clean and bright. Overall good to very good condition. 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 portraying an elegant line of buildings suggestive of a prosperous and cultured city. Signs on the buildings provide an opportunity to provide advertising for a range of businesses such as "Turtle & Co. Detective Police Agency" and "Grommes & Ullrich Wines Liquour." Item #47538