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Nov 20, 2005

1784 Map Of Pittsburgh Brings $55,000

From the Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader:

A map believed to be the last of the original plans for the city of Pittsburgh sold at auction Saturday for $55,000.

The map sold at the Samuel T. Freeman & Co. auction house was one of three made in 1784 by Col. George Woods under the direction of Tench Francis, an agent for the William Penn family. The other two copies were destroyed in the Pittsburgh blaze known as the Great Fire of 1845.