Hopkins' Map of the Boroughs of West Pittsburgh and Union, 1872
G.M. Hopkins' Map of the Boroughs of West Pittsburgh and Union, 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 boroughs of West Pittsburgh and Union. West Pittsburgh was then defined by the Ohio River to the north, High Street to the south, Chestnut Street to the west and Monongahela Borough to the west. Union was defined by High Street to the north, Temperanceville (modern-day West End) to the west and Mt. Washington to the east. The area of West Pittsburgh is now known as the South Shore and surrounds Carson Street. Union is now the modern-day neighborhood of Duquesne Heights. In 1906, Allegheny City was absorbed by Pittsburgh. The two boroughs portrayed on the map were renamed after the annexation took effect in 1907.
This stunning map has original hand coloring in shades of pink, 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. 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 15.25"
Condition: Some minor stains but otherwise in excellent condition