Early Map of Pittsburgh

$30.00 USD

Item Code: 15360

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Finely-detailed, archival reproduction of an antique map of Pittsburgh from 1768 printed on acid-free, 100% cotton rag fine art paper with a matte finish and archival pigment inks.

Map Details

Title: Plan of Fort le Quesne, Built by the French, At the Fork of the Ohio and Monongahela in 1754

Year: 1768

Language: English

Creator: Thomas Jefferys (d. 1771)

Shows the plan of Fort le Quesne (ie, Fort Duquesne) at the present-day site of Pittsburgh. Includes an index describing various components of the fort. Also includes a note on how the British obtained the information presented in the map: "This Plan was sent from America, as it had been taken by some curious French Deserters".

About Sizes & Borders

PRINT SIZES

Where possible, we try to offer print sizes that match modern standard size frames, but since many antique maps were printed with different proportions than modern standard sizes, this is not always possible. The most common standard size frames are 8"x10", 11"x14", and 16"x20". These sizes are widely available in any store that sells frames. Less common standard sizes are 8"x8", 8"x12", 9"x12", 10"x15", 12"x12", 12"x16", 12"x18", and 16"x16". These sizes are available in most well-stocked stores that sell frames.

If you purchase a print that is not one of these standard sizes, you will most likely have to go to a frame shop to purchase a custom frame, or use one of the many online custom frame vendors.

BORDERS

For each size this map is offered in, you can purchase a print with either the 'no borders' or the 'plus 1/2" borders' option.

For prints with the 'no borders' option, the size listed will be the exact size of the printed area as well as the exact size of the paper. For example, a size of 11"x14" (no borders) means the exact size of the printed area will be 11"x14" and the exact size of the paper will also be 11"x14". This is a good option if you plan to frame the print in a frame without a mat.

For prints with the 'plus 1/2" borders' option, an additional 1/2" blank border will be added to each side. For example, a size of 11"x14" (plus 1/2" borders) means the exact size of the printed area will be 11"x14" and the exact size of the paper will be 12"x15". This is a good option if you plan to frame the print in a frame with a mat so there is overlap between the mat and the print.

CUSTOMIZATIONS

We love to customize! In most cases we can make this map available in sizes different than those listed above or with different borders. Please contact us before you place your order to see if the customization you have in mind is possible. Please also note that we generally do not accept returns for products with customizations. See our returns policy for more information.