Hopkins' Map of Saint Clair and Part of Lower Saint Clair, 1872
Saint Clair and Part of Lower Saint Clair, 1872
This hand colored map is a steel plate engraving dating to 1872 by the legendary American mapmaker G.M. Hopkins. It depicts the former Borough of Saint Clair, and included most of Allegheny County south of the Monongahela River. It was divided into Lower and Upper Saint Clair, with reference to the elevation of the land. Lower Saint Clair was close to water and had a lower elevation than Upper Saint Clair, which extended into the South Hills of Pittsburgh. The borough was named after Arthur Saint Clair, an American Revolutionary War veteran and president of the Continental Congress in 1787. Saint Clair was divided into Lower St. Clair, which eventually became part of the City of Pittsburgh, Dormont, Mount Lebanon, and Upper St. Clair. Lower Saint Clair was a township that now makes up neighborhoods of the City of Pittsburgh. Both areas were constituents of Allegheny County, which was founded in 1788. The county's current borders were defined by 1800.
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 single paged, as issued. Published by G.M. Hopkins at 320 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, in 1872.
- Jenna Hovis
Plate size: 16.5" x 14.5"
Sheet size: 17.25" x 15.5"
Condition: Some foxing, great condition otherwise