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USGS historic topographic maps viewer

1834

Hathaway map of Chicago

1834

Wright map of Chicago
available as a poster from Chicago History Museum

1853

Phelps, Fanning & Co. map of Chicago
from Fanning’s Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States

1853

Henry Hart map of Chicago

1859

J.H. Colton & Co. map of Chicago

1872

U.S. Army map of Chicago from actual fieldwork

1877

Mitchell map of Chicago

1880

O.W. Gray & Son map of Chicago

1880

Rand McNally map of grain inspection stations

1881

O.W. Gray & Son map of Chicago

1881

Mitchell map of Chicago

1883

O.W. Gray & Son map of Chicago
from The National Atlas

1886

Mitchell map of Chicago

1888

Cram map of Chicago
from Cram’s Standard American Atlas

1889

Rand McNally map of Chicago
from the Enlarged Business Atlas and Shippers Guide

1892

Fisk & See map of Chicago
from the People’s Cyclopaedia

1895

Rand McNally map of Chicago

1898

Cram map of Chicago

1898

Rand McNally Railway Terminal Map of Chicago

1899

Cram map of Chicago

1900

Bibliographisches Institut in Leipzig map of Chicago

1901

Cram map of Chicago

1901

Rand McNally map of Chicago

1901

Rand McNally map of Chicago business district

1901

Rand McNally map of Chicago railroads

1902

Rand McNally map of Chicago railroads

1902

Chicago quadrangle 15-minute topographic map
from Geologic Atlas of the US, Chicago Folio

1902

Riverside quadrangle 15-minute topographic map
from Geologic Atlas of the US, Chicago Folio

1902

Desplaines quadrangle 15-minute topographic map
from Geologic Atlas of the US, Chicago Folio

1902

Calumet quadrangle 15-minute topographic map
from Geologic Atlas of the US, Chicago Folio

1906

Hammond map of Chicago

1906

Bibliographisches Institut in Leipzig map of Chicago

1907

Cram map of Chicago

1909

Baedeker’s map of Chicago

1909

Baedeker’s map of Chicago business district

1909

New Encyclopedic Atlas map of Chicago (central/north)

1909

New Encyclopedic Atlas map of Chicago (south)

1912

Rand McNally map of Chicago business district

1912

Rand McNally map of Chicago railroads

1914

Rand McNally map of Chicago railroads

1914

Rand McNally map of Chicago & vicinity
(railroad district)

1921

Rand McNally map of Chicago railroads

1921

Rand McNally map of Chicago & vicinity
(railroad district)

1926

Distribution of licensed drivers

1934

Chicago Tribune map of Chicagoland
click here for image of full map