Hopkins' Aleppo, Kilbuck and Ohio Townships, 1876
Aleppo, Kilbuck and Ohio Townships, 1876
This hand colored map is a steel plate engraving dating to 1876 by the prominent American mapmaker G.M. Hopkins. On one side, Aleppo and Kilbuck Townships are depicted, located along the Ohio River. Aleppo Township was incorporated in 1876 from the western portion of Kilbuck Township. It was part of the Depreciation Lands, which were plots of land set aside for Revolutionary War veterans since the dollar had depreciated significantly during the war. Kilbuck Township is portrayed to the east of Aleppo. The township was named after Gelelemend, also known as Killbuck, a Lenape chief who supported the American rebels during the revolution. An insert of Emsworth, a borough to the south of Kilbuck is also included. On the reverse side, Ohio Township is depicted. The township was named after the Ohio River and was created in 1803. An insert of Glenfield Borough is included, which is located in Kilbuck Township.
This stunning map has original hand coloring in shades of pink, green and yellow. This particular map comes from Hopkins' Atlas of the County of Allegheny, Pennsylvania. This original antique map is single paged, as issued. Published by G.M. Hopkins at 320 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, in 1876.
- Jenna Hovis
Plate size: 15.25" x 13"
Sheet size: 17.25" x 14"
Condition: Minor foxing, excellent condition otherwise