Map of the City of Victoria, Vancouver Island [1863] Public

A detailed map of the city of Victoria and the District of Esquimalt drawn and compiled from surveys. The land has been divided into many numbered blocks of numbered plots of land with the names of the intersecting streets labeled. There is a red line drawn down some of the streets with a note saying that "The red lines designate the 20,000 feet of pipes to be laid down within a year from the passing of the Act...". Many features and places have been named including a brewery, school reserve, residence of Gov. Douglas, government buildings, a public park with a race course encircling Beacon Hill, "Indian" village, gas works, churches, bridges, the railway, properties belonging to specific people, and ship yards. The surrounding bodies of water, the points along them, and the islands within them are all named including Rock Bay, Victoria Harbour, James Bay, the Straits of Fuca, Holland Point, Ogden Point, Shoal Point, Pelly Island, Coffin Island, Beaver Rock, and Laurel Point.


In Collection:
Creator Contributor Subject Publisher Language Identifier
  • LSV Number: 22T2VIC TOWN
  • 106921
  • Historical Map Society of B.C. Map Number: 1840
Keyword Date created Resource type Rights statement Extent
  • 1 sheet ; 55 x 75 cm
Alternative title
  • Map of the City of Victoria...numbered...from official map
Geographic coverage Coordinates
  • 48.43569, -123.41174
  • 48.4359, -123.35155
Physical repository Collection
  • Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia Maps
  • Surveyor General of BC, Legal Surveys Vault
Provider Genre Date digitized
  • January 31, 2011
Technical note
  • 150 dpi; Metadata by KD
  • 1863
  • This material is owned by the Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia (LTSA). The Cartographic Record of this digital image is in the possession of the Surveyor General Division, LTSA. Any reproduction of this material must credit the Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia as the source for this record. To purchase high-resolution scanned files of these maps and plans, contact Request should cite the LTSA Surveyor General's Vault map number (eg. 16T1 Land Reserves).
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