This page consists of a small collection of maps, available for download, that our readers may find useful. These maps are a small addendum to the excellent and numerous collections of Chicago-related maps already available on the internet.
The online version of the Encyclopedia of Chicago is the best resource for historic maps of Chicago. It is comprised of maps from the collections at the Newberry Library and the Chicago History Museum.
University of Chicago Library’s online map collection specializes in maps relating to the social sciences.
Scott Newman, the man behind Jazz Age Chicago, created a number of must-see historical maps of bright-light districts such as Uptown and Woodlawn.
Chicago-L.org has an excellent collection of maps of Chicago’s rapid transit system.
Published in Streewise Chicago.
Large (2.27 MB)Medium (867 kB) Small (234 kB)
Published by the Automobile Association of America.Cover (92.4 kb) Large (7.21 MB) Medium (2.9 MB) Small (1.12 MB)
Municipal Parking FacilitiesPublished by the Bureau of Parking.
Large (2.33 MB)
Land Devoted Exclusively To Commercial ParkingPublished by the Chicago Transit Authority.
Large (1.34 MB)
Published by the Chicago Daily News.
Cover (336 kb)
Northside (Top Half) (6.1 MB)
Published in the World Atlas & Gazetteer, first section only.
Large (8.85 MB)
Medium (2.45 MB)
Small (799 kB)