Victoria's early history: maps

Featured within the Victoria's Early History collection are a number of nineteenth century maps of historical significance.

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detail of mapMap of the districts of South Eastern Vancouver Island: N. Saanich District, S. Saanich District, Lake District, Highland District, Esquimalt District, Victoria District. Includes inset in lower right corner with coordinates 123-125 degrees W and 49 degrees N. Map signed by John Gastineau.

detail of mapCranberry District map lithographed at the Topographical Depot of the War Office under the direction of Major A.C. Cooke; H. James, Director, 1859. Shows the Hudson's Bay Company lands and unsurveyed lands in the area where Nanaimo is now situated.

detail of mapCedar District map lithographed at the Topographical Depot of the War Office under the direction of Major A.C. Cooke; H. James, Director, 1859. Shows the Hudson's Bay Company lands and unsurveyed lands in the area where Cedar, B.C. is now situated.

detail of mapMountain District map lithographed at the Topographical Depot of the War Office under the direction of Major A. C. Cooke; H. James, Director, 1859. Shows the Hudson Bay Company's land and unsurveyed land in the area where Nanaimo is now situated. Shows Newcastle Island and Douglas Island.

detail of mapComiaken District map lithographed at the Topographical Depot of the War Office under the direction of Major A.C. Cooke; H. James, Director. Shows good open land and poor stoney land. Shows Maple Bay and Quamichan Lake. 1859

detail of mapBicycle trail map for Victoria and surrounding area for circa 1897. Shows hotels and hills. a.k.a. Province pocket road map of Victoria and surroundings.

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