Hopkins' Map of Pittsburgh's Twenty-Third Ward, 1872
G.M. Hopkins' Map of Pittsburgh's Twenty-Third 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 Twenty-Third Ward of Pittsburgh, then defined by Four Mile Run to the north and the Monongahela River to the south, west and east. Today, the Twenty-Third Ward makes up Pittsburgh's new Fifteenth 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. The Twenty-Third Ward was renamed the Fifteenth Ward after the annexation took effect in 1907.
This stunning map has original hand coloring in shades of blue 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: 16.5" x 19.5"
Sheet size: 17.25" x 21.5"
Condition: Some small tears near the edges, great condition otherwise