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City of Vancouver Archives technical and cartographic drawing collection North Vancouver (B.C.)
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City and District of North Vancouver

Item is a map showing the city and district of North Vancouver. It shows paved roads, gravel roads, unopened roads and a graphical depiction of the population as of 1947. A small inset map shows the position of the city of North Vancouver and the district of North Vancouver in relation to Vancouver, Burrard Inlet and West Vancouver. Annotations appear to be in J.S. Matthews' hand, noting a portion of North Vancouver as "King's Lynn".

Dial map of Greater Vancouver and suburbs

Part contains a street map of Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, West Vancouver and North Vancouver showing block numbers, street car, bus, and railway lines, parks and hospitals. Map includes two dials (a numbered circle, a paper indicator, a grid of block numbers and a street index used to find locations). A small inset map shows the Capitol Hill/Scenic Park area of Burnaby in greater detail.

Dial map of Greater Vancouver and suburbs

Part contains a street map of Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, West Vancouver and North Vancouver showing block numbers, street car, bus, and railway lines, parks and hospitals. Map includes two dials (a numbered circle, a paper indicator, a grid of block numbers and a street index used to find locations). A small inset map shows the Capitol Hill/Scenic Park area of Burnaby in greater detail.

Indexed guide map of the City of Vancouver and suburbs

Item is a map showing district lots, blocks, and boundaries between the City of Vancouver, Point Grey, South Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, and parts of Richmond, North Vancouver and West Vancouver. Concentric circles indicate the distance in miles from the intersection of Main Street and Hastings Street in intervals of 1/2 mile. Cover and street index attached.

It might have been Albert City, 1858, New Georgia 1792 : it was Granville, 1870, British Columbia, 1871 : it is Vancouver, 1886, British Columbia, 1871 : it is Vancouver, 1886, Canada, 1867

Item is a map compiled and drawn by J.S. Matthews, City Archivist showing historic place names of Vancouver and the North Shore and listing some historic Burnaby names. A note in the bottom left hand corner reads: "Memorada. The precise location of "Albert City" is unknown, Narveaz was first; 150 years passed before his name was given to a landmark. His vessel's name "Santa Saturnina" has never been applied to anything at all."

Map of West Vancouver and North Vancouver, street index, real estate information, and list of golf courses

Part contains an illustrated map of West Vancouver and North Vancouver showing major streets, mountains, rivers and creeks, and recreational attractions; a street index to the Greater Vancouver map on the other side of the sheet; a list of golf courses; and real estate information including a description of professional realtors, an amortization table, and calculations showing amounts paid in rent over many years.

Map of portion New Westminster District

Item is a heavily-amended copy of a map illustrating intended land settlement and subdivision in 1877 in the future sites of Vancouver, Burnaby and the North Shore, from an area bordering on English Bay to an area bordering on North Arm. Also shown are bodies of water, Hastings & Granville Road, and the settlements of Hastings and Granville. Annotations by J.S. Matthews in 1954 made on the copy are tracings in white pen and darkening the background to improve the copy.

Plan of town of Lonsdale : situate [sic] on harbour opposite City of Vancouver

Map shows lot numbers and boundaries in the area from Keith Road in the north to Burrard Inlet in the south and from St. Patrick's road in the east to Chesterfield Avenue in the west. Several lots at St. Andrews Road and Fourth Street are hand-coloured pink, but the significance of the colouring is unknown. The ancillary map is an index map showing the location of Lonsdale in relation to Burrard Inlet and Vancouver.

Port of the City of Vancouver. Isometric view from the south-west

Item is a set of maps printed on one sheet. The main map shows an isometric view of the port of Vancouver from Stanley Park through the Second Narrows Bridge (including North Vancouver). The perspective point appears to be located above the Granviile Street and West Georgia Street intersection. Note that the isometric view of locations west of Granville Street is from the south-east, rather than the south-west, as indicated in the title.
The map depicts the port infrastructure, including piers, drydocks and companies located in the port.

The inset maps are a key plan showing the location of the port relative to the Lower Mainland as a whole, and a larger-scale map entitled "Plan of the Port of the City of Vancouver from Coal Harbour to Second Narrows". It contains more detail about the names of the various piers, drydocks and companies and shows the North Vancouver port facilities as well as south shore ones.

Sectional map and street directory of Vancouver : Dial map of the city of Vancouver including adjacent municipalities

Item is a street map showing Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, West Vancouver, and North Vancouver on one side and the Lower Mainland from Vancouver to Chilliwack on the other. Item includes lists of businesses, schools, public buildings, hospitals, bathing beaches, fire halls, and golf and country clubs, as well as text advertising the products and services of the Dominion Map and Blueprint Company.