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Seth Eastman (from H. R. Schoolcroft) - Chicago in 1820.

Seth Eastman (from H. R. Schoolcroft) - Chicago in 1820.
Chicago in 1820. - Seth Eastman (from H. R. Schoolcroft)
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Title : Chicago in 1820..
Map maker : Seth Eastman (from H. R. Schoolcroft).
Date : Washington DC, ca 1860.
Size : 5.6 x 8.3 inches. / 14.2 x 21.1 cm.
Colouring : Original colours.

Description :A fascinating steel engraving of early frontier Chicago, adapted from a sketch done by H. R. Schoolcroft. The view depicts indigenous Americans canooing on Lake Michigan near a branch of the Chicago River. Chicago's main fort is shown at the center. The location pictured essentially corresponds to the area which is today part of central Chicago. The work was produced by Seth Eastman, one of the best known artists of Native American tribal life. Eastman, a graduate of West Point, was appointed to serve with the United States Indian Bureau to illustrate a government publication: "HISTORY, CONDITION, AND FUTURE PROSPECTS OF THE INDIAN TRIBES OF THE UNITED STATES", which included the 1820 Chicago view, among many others. This publication established Eastman's work as among the first rank at the time., page 2
Condition : Title print faded, otherwise in excellent condition. Good margins. Nice color.

ID: 17459

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