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Scarborough's New Map of British Columbia

Map of British Columbia shows railways, steamship lines, cities, and villages. The map has a detailed inset of Northern British Columbia. The map also has an index of cities, villages, post offices, and station with populations from 1911 Canadian Census. Note on tube: 7F Map of B.C.

The westernmost identifiable point on the map is Graham Island and the easternmost city is Calgary, while the northernmost is Cleveland Peninsula, and the southernmost is the Juan de Fuca Strait.

Commercial Map of Greater Vancouver and District [BC]

Commercial map of Greater Vancouver and District depicts railroads, paved streets, streetcar stops, schools, buildings. Uniquely, the map shows the city divided by Postal Block numbers and half mile circles that radiate from City Hall on the corner of Main and Hastings.
The map has large red arrows and clippings of libraries pasted to it that show six proposed library locations and sketch plans. Also included on the map, is an index of all depicted roads in the Hastings, Point Grey, South Vancouver, and Burnaby areas. A legend and compass rose are located in the bottom left hand corner of the map.
The westernmost is road on the map is Marine Drive and the easternmost is North Road while the northernmost is Dempsey Street, and the southernmost is 20th Road.

Commercial Map of Greater Vancouver and District [BC]

The map shows the Greater Vancouver district, Point Grey, West Vancouver, North Vancouver, South Vancouver, and Burnaby - in 1886. In correspondence, the legend and map display railroads, paved streets, schools, and buildings. Uniquely, the map shows the city divided by Postal Block numbers and half mile circles that radiate from City Hall on the corner of Main and Hastings. The Westernmost road on the map is Marine Drive and the easternmost is Columbia Street. Northernmost road on the map is Dempsey Street, and the Southernmost point is No. 20 Road.

A detailed compass, in the bottom left hand corner of the map, shows Magnetic North. The annotation M.49 appears in the bottom right hand corner and the top left hand corner of the map. Two copies of the map are available, one a blue line the other a linen copy.

Map of New Westminster District, B.C

Item is a map showing District Lots in Vancouver, and township/range designations in other areas. The map also shows False Creek Trail, North Arm Road, False Creek Road, Granville Road from Granville to Hastings, New Westminster and Burrard Inlet Road, North Road, Semiahmoo Road, New Westminster and Yale Wagon Road, and others. Annotated by W. E. Graveley, 1885, to show additional features including Kingsway, Haney, Albion Camp, etc.

Stuart's pocket map of Vancouver, B.C.

Item is an illustrated map of the "old" City of Vancouver. The map shows streets, transportation, and significant businesses (such as C.P.R. wharves, smelter, Hastings Mill, Morse's Mill, C.P.R. Shops, City Hospital, sawmill, slaughter houses, and smallpox hospital). The map includes "Index of Streets, Government Offices, Churches, [etc.], including "Civic and other Principal Buildings", "Places of Amusement or Recreation", "Public Schools", "Principal Mills, Foundries and Manufactories", "Principle Bankers", Principal Hotels", and "Miscellaneous".

The map was designed to be folded into a cover, which is included.

City of Vancouver British Columbia

The map is a positive blueprint of the City of Vancouver with boundaries, streets block numbers & the harbour headline. A detailed compass appears in the top left corner of the map. The legend is also in the top left hand corner depicting City boundaries, Harbour headlines, Postal Blocks, and street numbers. There is a copy of the Map included, Map 71B, and it includes the Geographic Census Tracts.

The westernmost identifiable point on the map is the Straight of Georgia, and the easternmost is Boundary Road. The northernmost point on the map is the Stanley Park, the southernmost is Sea Island and Twiggs Island.

Map of Vancouver Unemployment and Relief [BC]

The map shows relief and elevations of Vancouver. It depicts streets, parks, and railways, and residential and industrial areas.
The annotations in black ink trace parts of the map: names, railways, and the coast line. The amendments also show Cases and Persons of Domiciled Residents in the Vancouver Area, in May 1934. The map also lists statistics of approximate Cases and Persons of Transient Families and Single Women, and Single Homeless Men.
Pensions and Compensation statistics are also compiled for: Mothers Pensions, Old Age Pensions, War Pensions, amd Workmen's Compensation as of the population of Vancouver in 1931.
The westernmost boundary of the map is Boundary Road and the easternmost boundary is the University of British Columbia while the northernmost is the Burrard Inlet and the southernmost is Sea Island and Lulu Island.

Scientia terrarum et coelorum

Item is a combination terrestrial and astronomical map, with the earth depicted as the eastern and western hemispheres, with corresponding astronomical hemispheres. The map depicts broders of states, geographical features, cities, routes of prominent voyages. The map is bordered with smaller inset maps of the solar system, the north pole, the south pole, analemma, the moon, and a world map in Mercator's projection.

Dunn, Samuel

Plan of Greater Vancouver, British Columbia

Item is a map of Greater Vancouver from Alma Road (Alma Street) to Boundary Road and Burrard Inlet to King Edward Avenue. Map shows district lot, block, and lot numbers, waterfront businesses, rail lines, schools, parks, beaches, and concentric circles indicating distances from a point located approximately at the intersection of Cambie and Hastings Streets.

Redevelopment plan for Jericho Department of National Defence lands

Item is a map showing proposed redevelopment of portions of former Department of National Defence lands in the Jericho area. The map shows existing city parks, D.N.D. lands to be taken over for parks and recreation, city owned land, single family land, town houses, garden apartments and town houses and proposed new roads. The map appears to have been removed from a report.

Vancouver (B.C.). Engineering Services

Railroads of the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, 1882-1992

Primary map shows existing track, abandoned track, station buildings and bridges in the Greater Vancouver area from West Vancouver in the north to the United States border in the south and from Haney in the east to Horseshoe Bay in the west. Ancillary maps show details of Vancouver B.C.E., C.No.P., C.P. and G.N. railroad yards and New Westminster B.C.E., C.No.P., C.P. details. The item also includes a chronology of railroad subsidiaries, takeovers and mergers.

Railroads of the Lower Mainland of British Columbia

Primary map shows railroads, railroad names, subdivisions, spurs or yards, timetable station names, station buildings, absolute signals, signal identities, hot boxes and/or dragging equipment detectors, mileboards, bridges and interchanges in the Greater Vancouver area from West Vancouver in the north to the United States border in the south and from Haney in the east to Horseshoe Bay in the west. Ancillary maps show the B.C. Rail Squamish subdivision, the Vancouver B.N., C.N. and C.P. railroad yards, New Westminster C.N., C.P. and S.R.Y. railroad details, Burlington Northern Brunette details, the Canadian National Thornton Yard and Coquitlam C.P. details.

Vancouver, B.C.

Map shows major roads, parks, landmarks and tourist attractions in Vancouver and parts of West Vancouver, North Vancouver and Burnaby. The map shows the area from Grouse Mountain in the north to Vancouver International Airport in the south and from Burnaby Lake in the east to Lighthouse Park and the University Endowment Lands in the west

Indexed guide map of Greater Vancouver and district

Map shows streets, railroads, electric railroads, parks, districts, buildings and postal block numbers in the Greater Vancouver area. On verso, the item contains a street index. A sheet has been glued to the primary map to show the Coquitlam area to the Pitt River Bridge. The entire item contains annotations showing a proposed scenic drive along Hastings Street in the north, around Stanley Park and the University Endowment Lands in the west, along Marine Drive in the south and through Coquitlam in the east. The map also shows a "tentative route of proposed arterial" from the Pitt River Bridge in the east to First Avenue and Boundary Road and Cypress Street and Boundary Road in the west. An additional sheet is a "preliminary schedule of existing roads forming part of drive". This sheet is dated 8/10/30.

B.C. Electric Railway lines completed and under construction

Map shows B.C. Electric Railway lines completed (in red), B.C. Electric Railway lines under construction (in yellow), lot numbers and major roads in the Greater Vancouver area from Burrard Inlet in the north to the north arm of the Fraser River in the south and from New Westminster in the east to Point Grey in the west.

Vancouver : spectacular by nature : official courtesy map

Primary map on recto shows major roads, hotels, travel apartments, parks, golf courses, gardens, recreational facilities, historical and cultural attractions, shopping centres and other places of interest in the downtown, Stanley Park, Kitsilano and Fairview areas. The map on verso shows similar details for Greater Vancouver (including West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Vancouver, Burnaby, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Langley, Surrey, Delta, Richmond and White Rock.

Plan of Kitsilano Indian Reserve, No. 6 (contours)

Item is a topographical map used as a base for showing surveying information such as lot numbers, boundaries, contours, bearings, pipelines, bridge and rail rights-of-way and other landmarks on the Kitsilano Indian Reserve. The map was likely used in planning the development of Vanier Park and/or the Vancouver Museum in the mid-late 1960s. Annotations show "most likely entrance" at McNicoll Avenue.

Vancouver (B.C.). Engineer's Office

City of Vancouver : Canadian Pacific town site

Primary map shows lot numbers and boundaries, streets, fire limits and "soundings in feet" (in English Bay, Burrard Inlet, Coal Harbour and False Creek) in downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park and parts of Kitsilano and Fairview. The ancillary maps show an "Index plan of Vancouver, B.C.", an "Index plan of [Vancouver] city limits" and "Canadian Pacific Mail Steamship Lines" (a map of Canadian Pacifc steamship routes around the world). On recto, the item also includes a description of Stanley Park and an illustration of Vancouver's inner harbour. On verso, the item includes descriptions of major Vancouver residences, imports, exports, businesses and other landmarks.

Second Narrows Dam : general plan

First map shows the "proposed V.H.C. terminal railway" route along the southern shore of False Creek, along the southern shore of Burrard Inlet, across Second Narrows and along the northern shore of Burrard Inlet in North Vancouver. The second map shows details of the proposed dam and locks at Second Narrows. The additional sheet outlines the estimated costs of the proposed dam and locks at Second Narrows.

Carte de la parte de la cote nord-ouest de l'Amerique : recconnue pendant les etes de 1792, 1793 and 1794, depuis 29D 54' de Latitude Nord et 244D 33' de Longitude Orientale, jusqu'au Cap Douglas par 58D 52' de Latitude et 207D 20' de Longitude, par le Ca

Map shows the Pacific Coast from Prince William Sound in the north though the Queen Charlotte Islands, Vancouver Island, Port S. Francisco and Sn. Diego to Sn. Domingo in the south.

Vancouver Fraser Valley street map

Communities included: Abbotsford, Anmore, Belcarra, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Delta, Hope Ladner, Langley (City), Langley (Township), Maple Ridge, Mission, New Westminster, North Vancouver (City), North Vancouver (District), Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Richmond, Surrey, Tsawwassen, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, West Vancouver, White Rock

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