Chicago. Chicago Engraving Co., 1880.
Accordion folding view book, black and white engravings, single sheet folding accordion-style into 4 3/4 x 7 1/3 inch gilt-lettered embossed cloth covered boards (hardbound). Light rubbing to cover corners, faint soiling to back cover, decorative name plate and small abrasion to front paste-down, light foxing to title page, crease and toning to left edge of one image otherwise interior in very good condition. This attractive antique book highlights the beauty of Chicago, Illinois, with views of Aldine Square, Entrance to Harbor, The Lake in Central Park, Adams Street Looking East from Aberdeen, Lake Shore Drive Lincoln Park, State Street, Douglas Monument, Engines North Side Waterworks, Union Stock Yards, etc. The engraved views are crisply delineated. The final image represents "the great fire" of 1871. Uncommon 1880 edition. Item #50250