“Diagram of the Principal High Buildings of the World.” Chicago: George F. Cram, 1890. 7 5/8 x 12 1/8 with key below. Wax engraving, printed with color. Very good condition.
A clear chart of the world’s tall buildings in 1885 by George Cram. The materials of each structure are color coded: Red for brick, white for stone, pink for granite, yellow for gold and purple for bronze, copper or lead. Cram was one of the leading mapmakers of the day, and many of his atlases included informative charts of this type.