The Hudson's Bay Company had the exclusive right to trade with First Nations in what is now British Columbia throughout most of the Nineteenth Century. These 100 maps provide a graphic view of the development of the Province from 1842 until the 1860’s when the company’s trading in its two B.C. colonies declined. Most if not all of the maps included are manuscripts which are hand drawn and coloured. Also included are some published charts and plans for churches, bridges and a water wheel.
Further background and information can be found on the UVic Libraries Digital Collections page for Early BC Maps from the HBC Archives: https://www.uvic.ca/library/featured/collections/about/HBCMaps.php
|Title||Date Created||Date Added||Visibility|
|January 28, 1832||2020-01-30||Public|
|July 24, 1832||2020-01-30||Public|
Sketch map accompanying "Suggestions for the exploration of a new route of communication by which …the transport of the supplies and returns to and from the Districts of New Caledonia and Thompson's River might be advantageously carried on in connexion with Fort Langley and the new establishment of Victoria"Is part of: Hudson's Bay Company Maps