Hopkins' Map of Pittsburgh's Sixth Ward, 1872
G.M. Hopkins' Map of Pittsburgh's Sixth 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 Sixth Ward of Pittsburgh, then defined by Fifth Avenue to the north, Second Avenue to the south, Try Street to the west and Miltenberger Street to the east. 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 are 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 Sixth Ward was combined with parts of the First and Second Wards to make Pittsburgh's new First Ward after the annexation took effect in 1907.
This stunning map has original hand coloring in shades of yellow and green. This particular map comes from G.M. Hopkins' Atlas of the Cities of Pittsburgh, Allegheny, and the Adjoining Boroughs. This original antique map is single paged, as issued. Published by Hopkins at 320 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, in 1872.
- Jenna Hovis
Sheet size: 15.5" x 17.5"
Condition: Some minor tears on the edges, otherwise great condition