EarthWorks Geospatial Catalog

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, ca. 1879 (Raster Image)

This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: Map of Pittsburgh : showing the location of its furnaces, rolling mills steel works. It was published by Chilton Co., etc., ca. 1879. Scale [ca.1:33,800]. Covers a portion of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The image inside the map neatline is georeferenced to the surface of the earth and fit to the Pennsylvania South State Plane NAD 1983 coordinate system (in Feet) (Fipszone 3702). All map collar and inset information is also available as part of the raster image, including any inset maps, profiles, statistical tables, directories, text, illustrations, index maps, legends, or other information associated with the principal map. This map shows features such as roads, railroads and stations, drainage, selected buildings, and more. Includes inset map covering Pittsburgh area as far as McKeesport. Below map: List of Blast Furnaces -- List of Rolling Mills -- List of Steel Works. This layer is part of a selection of digitally scanned and georeferenced historic maps from The Harvard Map Collection as part of the Imaging the Urban Environment project. Maps selected for this project represent major urban areas and cities of the world, at various time periods. These maps typically portray both natural and manmade features at a large scale. The selection represents a range of regions, originators, ground condition dates, scales, and purposes.
Harvard Map Collection, Harvard College Library
Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh
Maps, Human settlements, Cities and towns, Land use, Landforms, Infrastructure (Economics), Transportation, Bodies of water, Furnaces, Iron industry and trade, Steel-works, Mills and mill-work, imageryBaseMapsEarthCover, and economy
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