For a potpourri of Pittsburgh views, do an Internet image search. The verso has a view of the Ohio River from Marietta. (Pittsburgh) This untitled two page map appeared in the 1872 Atlas of Pennsylvania with Descriptions by H.
FORT DU QUESNE, NOW PITTSBURGH, AND ITS ENVIRONS, from the January, 1759, issue of The Scots Magazine.
It was destroyed the same year by the French who built Fort Duquesne. An attractive map with a fancy grapevine border and small illustrations of buildings along the right edge; also an anonymous map with no printer or source identified.
On December 1, 1758, the ruins of Fort Duquesne were officially renamed and from then on the Forks of the Ohio was called Pittsburgh. It shows the downtown with portions of the north (Allegheny City) and south side; insets of the neighborhoods of Lawrenceville and Manchester are along the left edge.
The Historic Pittsburgh project has maps from the 1872 G. Hopkins Pittsburgh atlas and subsequent editions, as well as other maps and views of the city and some books that show maps. Hopkins and a similar copy appeared in the Hopkins' Atlas of the Cities of Pittsburgh, Allegheny, and the Adjoining Boroughs, 1872 (see Historic Pittsburgh ). Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1871... This small 2.5 x 8 inch vignette appears on an atlas map showing routes of the Panhandle Railroad and otherwise dated to 1875 or a little later. The old Point bridges are shown and Allegheny City is part of Pittsburgh. ONE WAY STREETS AND PARKING REGULATIONS PITTSBURGH, PA. This is an undated Gulf road map of Pittsburgh with no printer identified and in the form of a mailer. 1, 1919", so the map dates either 1918 or early 1919. The pages were an ad from the Union Trust Company celebrating its 50th anniversary; the accompanying 1889 print is shown above.
This woodcut map has sometimes been called the "first map of Pittsburgh," since General Forbes' army seized control of the Forks of the Ohio and renamed it "Pittsburgh" in November, 1758.
Apparently, within three months, a horseman got to Philadelphia and a ship from there reached London.
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The year 2008 is the 250th anniversary of the founding of Pittsburgh. Steamboats are pulled up on the Mon shore which is lined with warehouses and smoke is coming from many stacks. The image depicts a panoramic view of Pittsburgh from Mt. Bridges are shown at the Point; the old courthouse which burned in 1882 appears. This print was actually made in 1939 and appears on pages 112-113 of a Fortune Magazine from that year. The right-of-way of the Pittsburgh, Mc Keesport and Youghiogheny Railroad is noted but not built. A 144 page booklet with the maps listed, descriptions of Pittsburgh sites, a gazetteer of streets and trolly lines, and some other stuff. This is a strip map centered on Pittsburgh and extending from New York to Chicago and St. It contains this 7.5 X 6 inch map showing the route of the Lincoln Highway (now US 30) through town along with a connection south to the National Road (now US 40). This street map, despite the title, shows only the immediate city. This map has the code LR241, and so is dated February, 1941. Folded postcards can probably still be found today at tourist stops, but their craze ran from about 1920 to 1950.
Sanborn real estate maps dating from 1867 to near the present can be found on some websites; the earliest seen for Pittsburgh dates to the 1880s. The inset at top left shows the cutoff section along the Monongahela; the second inset shows a section along the Allegheny cut off at the top. Although dated 1871 along the bottom, this view is later than the Krebs one of similar date above as two bridges are now shown at the point. The cover is similar to other Gulf 1918 road maps, so that dating is used here.