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Hopkins' Map of Chartiers and Stowe, 1876

Regular price $175.00

Map of Chartiers and Stowe, 1876

This hand colored map is a steel plate engraving dating to 1876 by the prominent American mapmaker G.M. Hopkins.  On one side, the former Chartiers Township is depicted, then located along the Ohio River and Chartiers Creek.  Chartiers Township is now known as Chartiers City, and is located in the West End of Pittsburgh.  It was named after Peter Chartier, a trapper who established a trading post at the mouth of Chartiers Creek in 1743.  Below, Lower Saint Clair Township is depicted, located along the Monongahela River.  Today, it exists as part of the city of Pittsburgh.  On the reverse side, Stowe Township, located along the Ohio River and the western border of Chartiers Creek, is portrayed.  The borough of McKees Rocks is now located between Stowe Township and Chartiers Creek.  It was named after Alexander McKee, who received a land tract in the area in 1764.  McKees Rocks was officially founded in 1769 and was incorporated as a borough in 1892.  Union, a former borough of Pittsburgh, is included.  

This stunning map has original hand coloring in shades of pink, yellow and green.  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: 13.25" x 16.5"

Sheet size: 14" x 17.25"

Condition: Some foxing, great condition otherwise

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