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Description

Early Gas and Gasoline Engines in Pittsburg.

Very uncommon map of Pittsburg colored according to ward and showing a block-by-block level of detail. This map was published at the end of the 19th-century and lithographed in Pittsburg.

This large map names neighborhoods and streets, and stretches in scope from Bellevue Borough to Homestead Borough.

This map shows Pittsburg at the height of its power. Andrew Carnegie started production in nearby North Braddock in 1875, which jumpstarted the industry here. In 1901, U.S. Steel would be formed, and ten years later it contribute up to half of the nation's steel output.

Surrounding the map are advertisements by several Pittsburg companies, showing furnaces and other turn-of-the-century appliances.

Rarity

OCLC lists two examples of this map, one at UC Santa Barbara and one at the Penn State Library.

Condition Description
Folding map. Minor fold toning in upper left.