Plan of Ft Duquesne, 1846

17 Dec


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The British Library just released a million images on flickr that are now in the public domain.  This gem of a map was on it, as well as a bunch of other old images from Pittsburgh.

This one is taken from a book entitled, Early history of western Pennsylvania, and of the West, and of western expeditions and campaigns, 1846.

I can’t quite figure out what’s going on in the map, as it appears the confluence is of the Mon and the Ohio.

2 Responses to “Plan of Ft Duquesne, 1846”

  1. jroth95 January 15, 2014 at 3:08 am #

    The Allegheny is, hydrologically, the same river as the Ohio (the Mon is a tributary), and the name Ohio (which is I think Algonquin) was sometimes applied above the Point. Up in Seneca country in NY, it’s labeled that way on highway signs.

  2. pittsburghmaps January 15, 2014 at 2:41 pm #


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