Hopkins' Map of Pittsburgh's Thirteenth Ward, 1872
Pittsburgh's Thirteenth Ward
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 Thirteenth Ward of Pittsburgh, then defined by Neville Street to the north, Devilliers Street to the south, Arch Street to the west and Aliquippa 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 and older parts of Pittsburgh. The Thirteenth Ward was split along Ridge Street (Ridgway Street) to make up parts of the new Fifth and Sixth Wards after the annexation took effect in 1907. 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 single paged, as issued. Published by G.M. Hopkins at 320 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, in 1872.
- Jenna Hovis
Plate size: 14.5" x 16.75"
Condition: Minor foxing, excellent condition otherwise