Hopkins' Map of Part of Pittsburgh's Fourteenth Ward, 1872
G.M. Hopkins' Map of Part of Pittsburgh's Fourteenth Ward, 1872
This hand colored map is a steel plate engraving dating to 1872 by the prominent American mapmaker G.M. Hopkins. It depicts what used to be the southern portion of the Fourteenth Ward of Pittsburgh, then defined by Wyandot Lane to the north, the Monongahela River to the south, Miltenberger Street to the west and Robinson Street to the east. Today, the old Fourteenth Ward makes up Pittsburgh's Fourth Ward. In 1906, Allegheny City was absorbed by Pittsburgh. Both old ward systems were discarded and a new 27 ward system was devised to incorporate the newly annexed Allegheny City and the older parts of Pittsburgh. The area of Pittsburgh was named by General John Forbes in 1758, after the British statesman William Pitt. Pittsburgh was incorporated as a township in 1771, as a borough in 1794, and chartered as a city in 1816. The two parallel streets of Forbes Street (Avenue) and Fifth Avenue run through the center of the map.
This stunning map has original hand coloring in shades of pink and green. This particular map comes from Hopkins' Atlas of the Cities of Pittsburgh, Allegheny, and the Adjoining Boroughs. This original antique map is double paged, as issued. Published by G.M. Hopkins at 320 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, in 1872.
- Jenna Hovis
Plate size: 23.25" x 16.5"
Sheet size: 24.75" x 17.5"
Condition: Some foxing on the center crease, great condition otherwise