Hand Colored Plan of Fort Pitt - Inventory Number: PRI 166
Originally drawn by cartographer John Rocque and published in 1765
Fort Pitt was a fort built by British forces between 1759 and 1761 during the French and Indian War at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny rivers, where the Ohio River is formed in western Pennsylvania (modern day Pittsburgh). It was near (but not directly on) the site of Fort Duquesne, a French colonial fort built in 1754 as tensions increased between Great Britain and France in both Europe and North America. The French destroyed Fort Duquesne in 1758 when they retreated under British attack. British colonial protection of this area ultimately led to the development of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, Pennsylvania by British-American colonists, and immigrants.
Archival board measures 11 inches x 14 inches, print measures 8 inches x 8.5 inches