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USGS historic topographic maps viewer

1834

Hathaway map of Chicago

1846

Currier map of Chicago

1851

Doty & Bergen map of Chicago

1853

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

1853

Henry Hart map of Chicago

1854

Rees & Kerfoot map of Chicago

1855

Hall map of Chicago

1857

Iglehart map of Chicago

1859

J.H. Colton & Co. map of Chicago

1863
indexed

Van Vechten map of Chicago

1870

map of central Hyde Park
(settlement around 55th & Lake Park)

1872

Blanchard map of Cook & DuPage Counties

1872

U.S. Army map of Chicago from actual fieldwork

1873

Blanchard map of Chicago & Western Suburbs

1877

Askevold Map of Chicago

1877

Mitchell map of Chicago

1878

Edsall 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

1882

Snyder map of Chicago
includes street index

1883

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

1886

Mitchell map of Chicago

1887

Blanchard map of Chicago and suburbs

1888

Cram map of Chicago
from Cram’s Standard American Atlas

1889

Blanchard map of Chicago

1889

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

1890

Blanchard map of central area
includes street index

1892

Rand McNally Map showing ward boundaries

1895

Rand McNally map of Chicago

1896

City map of Chicago, showing wards

1898

Cram map of Chicago

1898

Rand McNally Railway Terminal Map

1899

Cram map of Chicago

1899

Mitchell map of Chicago

1900

Bibliographisches Institut in Leipzig
map of Chicago

1900

Tillotson map of Chicago and suburbs
includes street index

1901

Cram map of Chicago

1901

Rand McNally map of Chicago

1901

Rand McNally map of Chicago business district

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

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

1927

Tribune Chicagoland Map

1928

Clason map of Chicago
includes street index

1934

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

1937

Rand McNally street map, including suburbs
includes street index

1940

Chicago Plan Commission map