Hopkins' Map of Pittsburgh's Eleventh Ward and Part of the Thirteenth Ward, 1872
G.M. Hopkins' Map of Pittsburgh's Eleventh Ward and Part of the Thirteenth Ward, 1872
This hand colored map is a steel plate engraving dating to 1872 by the prominent American mapmaker G.M. Hopkins. It depicts the entire portion of what used to be the Eleventh Ward of Pittsburgh, then defined by Arch Street to the north, Fifth Avenue to the south, Vine Street to the west and Devilliers Street to the east. A portion of the Thirteenth Ward is also portrayed, then defined by Arch Street to the north, Wyandot Street to the south, Devilliers Street to the west and Neville Street to the east (not included). Today, the old Eleventh Ward makes up part of Pittsburgh's Third Ward, while the old Thirteenth Ward makes up the new Fifth 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 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.
This stunning map has original hand coloring in shades of yellow 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: 25" x 21.5"
Sheet size: 27.25" x 22.5"
Condition: Excellent condition