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Item : MAP 334 - Granville [fire insurance plan]

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Granville [fire insurance plan]

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AM1594-: MAP 334

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  • Aug. 1885 (copied 194-?) (Publication)
    Sanborn Map & Publishing Co.
    The map was originally created by Sanborn in 1885, then reprinted in the Vancouer Daily World June 20, 1896. Copy was made from the reprint.

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1 map : photo-mechanical reproduction, annot. ; 57 x 45 cm

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Item is a photostat copy of a fire insurance plan of the village of Granville (the Old Granville Township part of Vancouver).

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Annotations in the hand of J.S. Matthews: " . . . fire insurance map show[ing] all buildings, save those of Hastings Townsite, on the south shore of Burrard Inlet. All else was forest. Published by Sanborn Map and Publishing ? Co., Ltd, of New York; scale fifty feet to inch; it is the earliest. In 1934, efforts were made to discover an original copy in New York, San Francisco, Toronto and elsewhere. This reproduction is from a newspaper illustration in the Vancouver Daily World, Saturday, 20th June 1896, page 19, a souvenir edition commemorating the 10th anniversary of the incorporation of Vancouver, 6th April 1886, which illustration, being partly illegible, was restored as best could be with microscope, fine pen and india ink . . . ".

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MAP 553 is a photocopy of the same map as this one, without J.S. Matthews' annotations.

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AM54-S13 obl. S.4 contained photostat copies of this map, which have been culled as redundant duplicates.


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