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1871 Farming in the West Illinois Burr Oak Farm, Illinois. Nine interesting farming views in beautiful hand color.
17 x 23 in. $80

1864 Johnson's large map of Illinois. Hand colored by county. 18 x 24 in. $90

1898 Color outlined Illinois Railroads map published by Rand, McNally & Company. Detailed railroads key is on bottom left side of map.
27 x 20-1/2 in. $160

1892 Illinois Lithographic Colored Map. Good detail in this old map. 13-1/2 x 22 in. $30

1888 Chicago Waterfront Views. Beatutifully hand colored engraving from Harper's.
11 x 15 in. $50

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY - EVANSTON - 1873. The Northwestern University/Evanston, Illinois, within eleven miles of Chicago. Hand colored antique wood engraved portrait of President Fowler, the Museum and University Hall. Harper's Weekly, 1873. 10" x 15". One tear, archivally mended - otherwise very
good condition. $50

1897 Railroad Terminal Map of Chicago area. This rail hub had some 28 different railroad companies indentified in this large Rand McNally map (color). 22 x 28 in. $80

University of Illinois antique song sheet titled, "The Illinois Loyalty Song," published in 1907. "We are Loyal to you, Illinois," 6pp. Front cover has a 1904 photo of a baseball game. There's a stain on
the front cover.

1873 Chicago. Four antique views on one page of early city. Hand colored old engraving from Picturesque America. 9-1/2 x 12 in. $40

1897 Large Railroad Map by Rand McNally. Great detail at turn of the century. Litho color. 22 x 28 in. $80

1860 Illinois Antique Print. Shows the Chicago Zouaves at drill in New York prior to the Civil War.
11 x 15 in. $30

1878 Peoria Illinois Views. Hand colored engraving from Harper's. Seven views on one page.
11 x 15 in. $50


1887 Chicago Great antique hand colored engraving of the jam-up at the crossing of the river. A great picture of life in the early city.
11 x 16 in. $60

1874 Chicago Hand colored antique engraving of the Chicago fire department. Nine views and portraits on one page. Harper's.
11 x 16 in. $50

1893 Chicago Columbian Expo. Two Views, hand colored, Harper's, of (1) the Post Office in the Government Building and (2) The Chicago Jockey Club. 11 x 15 in. $50

1850 Illinois Map. Original hand colored map by Cowperthwait. Attractive border.
14x16-1/2 in. $175

1884 Rare Colton's Illinois map with inset of Plan of Cook County & Vicinity of Chicago on left.
28 x 17-1/2 in.$200

1889 Rockford, "The Forest City" of Illinois. Its Schools, Churches, and Homes- Some of its public buildings illustrated. Five handcolored engravings showing: Rockford female seminary, court street M.E. Church, residence of H.W. Price, Court House, young men's Christian Association Building. 11x16 in. $60

1889 Illinois-The Opening of the Magnificent Auditorium Building in Chicago, December 9th. Some of the Allegorial Figures of the Proscenium Arch. Seven hand colored engravings show: The Auditorium, The Present, Hero and Love from the proscenium, remorse, wisdom, and a birds etye view of the auditorium inside. This genuine antique print is from the December 1889 edition of Frank Leslie's Illustrated newspaper.  11x16 in. $60

1889 Rockford, Illinois-rare old wood engraving shows Rockford, the forest city of Illinois, its schools, churches and homes, including a few of its public buildings. This engraving is from the December 1889 edition of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper.  11x16 in. $35

1855 J. H. Colton original hand colored engraved map showing Illinois, with inset on bottom showing the Vicinity of Chicago. Colton was among the earliest map makers with very accurate maps depicting cities and states in the United States.
17-1/2 x 14-1/2 in. $150

Illinois- views in and About the City of Bloomington. This hand colored rare engraving shows 23 views: residence of Geo H. Miller, General J. McNulta, Illinois Soleirs Orphans Home, Judge R.M Benjamin, residence fo E.E. Griffith, Illinois State Normal University, Interstate Building and Loan Association, Windsor House, residence of J.R. Mason, Governor J. Fifer, Walton Plow Co., Western University, Bloomington Stove Co., Zenith Roller Hill, court house, residence of ASA Moore, Willard Library, residence of Jas H. Wicox, Walton Plow Co., City Hall, H.C. DeMotte, and residence of Judge C.D. Meyers.  11x16 in. $80

1870 Hand colored ATlas of Illinois Counties of Jo Daviess, Stephenson, Carroll and Rock Island. Published by Warner & Beers.
18-1/2 x 15-1/2 in. $120

Civil War Soldiers from Chicago Illinois. Woodcut engraving drawn during the Civil War, and published in Frank Leslie's Civil War retrospective during the late 1800s. Title is "Group of Ellsworth's Chicago Zouave Cadets, Organized in 1860." Shows five men wearing their field uniforms, each holding a rifle with bayonet.
11x16 in. $30

1893 Chicago Columbian Exposition Scene. Hand tinted, photographic view from 1893 Harper's Weekly, showing a large crowd at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Title is "Columbian Exposition: The Chicago Day Crowd at the Court of Honor, October 9th. Over 700,000 Persons Present. The Largest Day's Attendance of Any International Exposition."
11x16 in. $50

1873 Chicago Scenes. Hand colored, engraved views of Chicago from Picturesque America, an 1873 book about American scenery.
9x12 in. $60

1883 Chicago Streets and River Views. Four lithographed views of Chicago scenery: 1) The Pullman building; 2) the Insurance Exchange building; 3) Chicago River by the Wells St. Bridge; and 4) Chicago River by the Kinzie St. Bridge.
6x9 in. $30

1888 Scene at the Chicago Race Track. Hand colored engraving from Harper's Weekly, showing horses galloping down the track while a large crowd watches
from the grandstands.
11x16 in. $60

1886 East St. Louis Illinois Railroad Strike. Hand colored engraving from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, titled "Illinois: Scenes and Incidents of the Great Railway Strike at East St. Louis." Shows views of the strikers burning freight cars, and troops camping by the railroad yards. Repairs have been made to the corners and margins of this print, but the image is in very good condition. The top margin has been extended to facilitate framing. 11x16 in. $40

1888 Railroad Strike in Chicago Illinois. Hand colored engraving from Harper's Weekly, titled "Scenes and Incidents of the Great Railroad Strike at Chicago." Contains views of freight cars being blockaded by strikers, and images of the police and Pinkerton guards who opposed the workers. 11x16 in. $50

1879 Chicago Parade Honoring U.S. Grant. Hand colored engraving from Harper's Weekly, titled "General Grant at Chicago: The Grand Procession." Shows Grant's carriage passing by a huge crowd, along a street draped with
American flags. 16x22 in. $80

1873 Chicago Illinois Scenes. Hand colored, engraved views of Chicago from Picturesque America, an 1873 book about American scenery.
9x12 in. $40

1875 Map: Urbana Champaign Illinois. Interesting, hand colored map of Urbana Champaign, from an 1875 atlas of the state of Illinois. The towns of Mattoon and Charleston are also included at the bottom of the sheet. In each of the maps, every street is named and the locations of public buildings and railroad lines are shown. Each ward is separately colored. The entire map image is surrounded by a decorative border. 14x17 in. $80

1856: Illinois Capitol Building, Springfield. Hand colored engraving from Ballou's Pictorial, showing an exterior view of the State House in Springfield, Illinois. An article above the image describes the city of Springfield. 11x16 in. $50

c1850 Hand colored steel engraving. Published by Herrmann J Meyer in Meyer's Universum. Picture titled Kaskaskia. 7.5x10 in. $75

c1850 Hand colored steel engraving. Published by Herrmann J Meyer in Meyer's Universum. Picture titled, Moline (Illinois).
7.5x10 in. $75

Beautiful 1872 map of Illinois. Published by Asher & Adams in the New Statistical and Topographical Atlas of the United States. Original hand coloring. 17.5x24.5 in. $150

Colton's Atlas map of Illinois. Hand colored map from 1855. Decorative border surrounds the map. Inset of Vicinity of Chicago is shown in the lower left corner. 15 1/2x18 1/2 in. $150

Colton's Atlas map of Chicago, Illinois and St. Louis, Missouri. Hand colored map from 1855. Decorative border surrounds the map. 15 1/2x 18 1/2 in. $120

1871 Chicago Fire Scenes. Hand-colored views from the October 21, 1871 issue of The Illustrated London News, titled "The Great Fire at Chicago: Views of the City." Clockwise captions read: Clark Street North, View from the Dome of the City Hall, Stock Yards and Corn Elevators. 11x16 in. $60

c1890 Columbian Exposition - The Midway Plaisance Worlds Fair. This hand colored view shows an aerial view of the fairgrounds with the world's first Ferris Wheel, also shows some portaits of Javanese, Soudanese and an Egyptian Dancing Girl, small inset of Cairo Types and a Javanese Hut. This hand colored double page view is from Harper's Weekly.
size: 16x22 in. $120

1847 Picture of indians canoeing in Chicago by Seth Eastman. Hand colored engraved image titled, "Chicago," drawn by Seth Eastman. Shows scene of indians canoeing in Chicago. 10 1/2 x 8 in. $100


1889 Pictures of the cattle industry in Chicago. Hand colored engraved images titled, "The Cattle Industry of Chicago.-Scenes at the Union Stock-Yards, the Largest Live-Stock Market in the World, The Entrance, Receiving Cattle at the Yards, Inspectors Ordering the Removal of the Cattle, In the Elevated Roadways, The Yards and Packing Town From the Water-Tower, Washing Cattle for Killing, Killing, Icing the Cars and Loading the Cars," from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. Shows scenes of the cattle industry in Chicago.
11 x 16 in. $60

1860 Picture of the City of Illinois. Hand colored engraved image titled, "The City of Illinois, Where the Republican Nominating Convention WIll Meet on May 16th, 1860," from Harper's Weekly. Show scene of the City of Illinois.
11 x 16in. $80

1894 Pictures of the Chicago Sky-Scrapers. Hand colored engraved image titled, "The Chicago Sky-Scrapers Again.-Specimens of the Crop of 1893, Hartford Deposit Company Building, Y.M.C. Association Building, Entrance-Stock Exchange, Columbus-Memorial Building, New York Life Insurance Company, Champlain Building Under Contruction, Monadnock Block, Old Colony Building and Security Building," drawn by E.J. Meeker from Frank Leslie's Weekly. Shows scenes of Chicago Sky-Scrapers. 11 x 16in. $60

1878 Pictures of the Curing and Beef Packing Industry in Chicago. Hand colored engraved image titled, "Illinois.-The Growing Industries of the United States-Curing and Packing American Beef for Foreign and Domestic Consumption, at Chicago, The Slaughter House-Killing, Skinning and Quartering the Beeves, Killing Animals by the Use of Spears, Workers Engaged in Cutting Beef, The Process of Making Cans for Use in Packing the Meats, The Great Union Cattle-Yards, Chicago.-Wilson Packing Company's Packing House, Engine-Room and Tank-House, A Cellar View-The Barreling Meat, The Wilson Packing Company's Stables-for Norman Houses Exclusively and The Cooking-Room, Showing How the Meat is Prepared for Packing," from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. Shows scenes of the Curing and Beef Packing Industry in Chicago.
22 x 16 in. $80

1892 Picture of William Rainey Harper. Engraved image titled, "William Rainey Harper and President of the University of Chicago," from The Graphic. Shows picture of William Rainey Harper. 15 x 11 1/2in.
Article included. $80

1835 Elegant Map of Illinois and Missouri. Intricate hand colored map titled, "Illinois and Missouri," from Bradford's 1835 world atlas. Hand colored, engraved map shows railroads, canals, cities, counties and mountains. 12 x 10 in. $150

1845 Lithographed hand colored Diagram of the State of Illinois map from the Surveyor's office in St. Louis which shows the districts in different colors. The several Land Districts are bounded by dotted lines except along navigable streams. F..R. Conway, Surveyor of the Public Lands in the States of
Illinois and Missouri.
24 x 12-1/2 in. $255

1875 Hand colored lithograph showing Lime Plaster from F. Shelly's Lime & Cement Works in Alton, Illinois. Center image is enclosed in a lithographed log frame showing the main building and other buildings in the Lime and Cement Works are displayed just inside
the outer border.
17-1/2 x 14 in. $125

1876 Hand colored Map of Lake County with inset of Highland Park on bottom of page. Some discoloration on bottom border extending into the inset as well as discoloration on outside of right side border but overall, good quality of map. The counties are depicted as well as other facts.
17-1/2 x 14 in. $80

1849 Very rare hand colored steel engraving of this beautiful Mississippi River town identified as "Im Staate Wisconsin" and titled, "Galena." German engraving by
Herrmann J. Meyer.
9 x 6 in. $125

1840 Partially colored steel engraving showing a "Diagram of the State of Illinois," from the Surveyor General's Office.
23 x 14-1/2 in. $140

1891 Bradley's Atlas of the World's hand colored map of Illinois, with inset of downtown Chicago.
26 x 19 in. $80

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