The World's Columbian Exposition, also known as the Chicago World's Fair and Chicago Columbian Exposition was a world's fair held in Chicago in 1893 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the New World in 1492. This work embraces a review of the progress of the United States as well as a complete history of America, a new life of Columbus and an illustrated description of the great Columbia exposition.

Features four books by separate authors that were related to the exhibition. James Buel was the official historian of the event and John Clark Ridpath was a well noted historian as well. James Blaine and Benjamin Butterworth were both representatives of the United States.

Book I. The progress and development of the Western World / James G. Blaine.

Book II. Epoch of independence / J. W. Buel.

Book III. Epoch of nationality / John Clark Ridpath.

Book IV. -- Epoch of war and greatness / Benj. Butterworth.

In the last book there is a foldout of the Columbian Exhibition and a foldout map of Chicago.

7 1/2 x 10, 832 pgs, black and white engravings and color chromolithograph illustrations along with maps, charts, diagrams, fold-outs, decorated endsheets and more.

Publisher: St. Louis : Historical Publishing Co.




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ISBN-10: N/A

Date Added: 2019-04-13

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Columbus and Columbia - Panoramic View of the Columbian Exchange (1892)
Columbus and Columbia - Map of Chicago (1892)

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