Karen Hanmer

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Title: Chicago Publishing Map 

Chicago Publishing Map 

Chicago Publishing Map

 

Certain Localities Pertaining to the Caxton Club and Bibliophilia in Chicago 1895-2015 | 2015 | out of print

Pigment inkjet print on Akbar Natural handmade paper from Griffen Mill.

edition of 10

18x13”

Map of downtown Chicago circa 1905 augmented with a key to points of interest regarding publishing and book collecting in Chicago, including early bookbinders and publishers, libraries and museums, and meeting places of the Caxton Club, Chicago’s private bibliophilic society.

Certain Localities Pertaining to the Caxton Club and Bibliophilia in Chicago 1895-2015 is built on the foundation of a map from the University of Chicago Library: Chicago Directory Company, Map of the Business Center of the City of Chicago in 1905. Chicago: Chicago Directory Co., 1905. Additional sources, Piehl, Frank. The Caxton Club, 1895–1995: Celebrating a Century of the Book in Chicago. Chicago: Caxton Club, 1995; and The Electronic Encyclopedia of Chicago, Chicago Historical Society, 2005.