Map of Paris within second chapter to Plan of Chicago. Shows roads, parks and vicinity. Includes a bar scale. Other title at upper left of map: Paris - 1854-1889. With descriptive text: The new boulevards and streets are shown in yellow outlined with red. Colored engraving. Map is 15 x 20 cm, on sheet 24 x 31 cm. (Page number inferred.) Chapter spans pages 9-30.
Plan of Chicago, by Daniel H. Burnham and Edward H. Bennett; published in Chicago by the Commercial Club of Chicago, 1909. Bound in board covered with dark blue cloth. Gilded title and Commercial Club of Chicago logo on front cover, as well as gilded title on spine. Top edge gilded. Collation: , xviii, 164,  pages, with  leaves of plates throughout, including 13 double and 3 fold-out. Includes table of contents, list of illustrations, list of subscribers, eight chapters describing proposed developments in Chicago, as well as a section on the legal aspects of the Plan and an index. Volume comprised of CXLI  plates - some appearing within the text - which consist of maps and views showing plans for the development of Chicago, including images of other cities for comparison, such as San Francisco, London, Paris, Berlin and Manila. Maps and views feature political boundaries, railways, roads, bridges, buildings, parks, drainage, shorelines, islands and harbors. Volume integrates a wide variety of imagery in order to illustrate a multi-dimensional perspective on Chicago, employing maps, wood-cuts, etchings, paintings, drawings and photographs. Widely admired as a masterpiece of city planning. The Encyclopedia of Chicago praises, ”The visionary Plan of Chicago creates pictures of a city beautiful, calls upon civic character to realize the goal, and characterizes Chicagoans as a people who can and will act in the best public interest to realize the vision. Such a combination of idealism and imagination distinguishes this work of Burnham and Bennett.” Colophon: Engraved and printed for the Commercial Club of Chicago, in the year nineteen hundred and nine, by R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company, at the Lakeside Press, Chicago. Provenance indicated by purple rubber stamp on front endpaper: C. B. & Q. R. R. Co. Received May 12 1936, Office of President. President refers to Ralph Budd, President of the Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad from 1932 to 1949, was an innovative business leader best known for the Burlington Zephyr streamliners, which set records for speed.
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