New York: The New York Herald, October 15, 1871. Folio. Very Good. Item #900063
Quite possibly the most desirable map and account of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871!
This October 15, 1871 issue of the New York Herald features a full-page, poster-like map of Chicago and the damage caused by the three day conflagration as well as long and detailed reports with stacked headlines on the disaster, which destroyed a large chunk of the Windy City.
“The Great Chicago Fire was a conflagration that burned in the American city of Chicago during October 8–10, 1871. The fire killed approximately 300 people, destroyed roughly 3.3 square miles of the city, and left more than 100,000 residents homeless. The fire began in a neighborhood southwest of the city center.
A long period of hot, dry, windy conditions, and the wooden construction prevalent in the city led to the conflagration. The fire leapt the south branch of the Chicago River and destroyed much of central Chicago and then leapt the main branch of the river, consuming the Near North Side.” - Wiki
Measures 36" X 24" matted. Perfect for framing and display!