Krebs’ map of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (1874)

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Birdseye map of Pittsburgh by Krens in 1874

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Date: 1874
Author: Krebs
Dwnld: Full Size (6mb)
Source: Library of Congress
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This map is part of a series depicting the 40 largest cities in the United States (as ranked by CBSA). This series will run through the month of July.

Soothing Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania [gmap] illustration with a bucolic charm.

(If this image was any more low-oblique angled, it'd be taxing the "Map" part of Big Map Blog. I'm gonna go ahead and count it, though. It's a great image, and it depicts spatial relationships within a city, so map-prescriptivists be damned. I'll leave the task of maintaining the Big Illustration Blog to someone else...

For more map resources and imagery from this period in Pittsburgh's history, check out the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's website.

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