Esquimalt Harbour


Surveyed by Capt. Richards and the officers of the H.M.S. Plumber in 1858 and the interior from a survey by Pemberton in 1860, this map shows the Esquimalt Harbour and surrounding land of the Esquimalt District. Includes detailed relief marks along the coast of the harbour and on the hills namely Mill Hill, Seymour Hill, Signal Hill and Rod Hill. District Boundary Lines are shown for the adjacent Lake and Victoria Districts and there is information about the tides, winds, and the location of the Fisgard Lighthouse under the map's title. There is a government reserve and War Dept. Property areas along with some notes on the water about what colour the light shows in that area. Soundings are recorded in feet throughout the water. The islands, coves, bays, points, passes, and capes in the harbour are present and named along with the heights of land and where the settlements and buildings like hospitals and Thetis Cottage are. Some of the features of interest include Coburg Peninsula, Salt Lagoon, Fisgard Island, Belmont, Yew Point, Dunns Nook, Macarthy Island, Smart Island, Patterson Point, Cole Island, Richards Island, Thetis Cove, Inskip Island, Paddy's Pass, Dallas Bank, Constance Cove, Pilgrim Cove, Lang Cove, Thetis Island, Dantze Head, and Brothers Islands.

In Collection:
Creator Language Identifier
  • Historical Map Society of B.C. Map Number: 1632
  • 107855
  • LSV Number: 4T1CH
Keyword Date created Resource type Rights statement Extent
  • 1 sheet ; 62 x 109 cm
Alternative title
  • North America West Coast Vancouver Island Esquimalt Harbour Surveyed by Capt. G.H. Richards & the Officers of H.M.S. Plumper 1858 the Interior Survey by J.D. Pemberton ESQre. Surveyor General 1860.
Geographic coverage Coordinates
  • 48.43753, -123.44191
  • 48.43372, -123.41147
Additional physical characteristics
  • Scale: Natural Scale 1/7296; Soundings in Feet
Physical repository Collection
  • Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia: Early British Columbia Maps
  • Surveyor General of BC, Legal Surveys Vault
Provider Genre Date digitized
  • January 15, 2013
Technical note
  • Cataloguing metadata: Provided by the LTSA and adapted by the University of Victoria Libraries to their requirements.
  • For permission to publish or otherwise reproduce, or to purchase a high-resolution digital file, please contact the LTSA at Reproductions must credit the LTSA as the source and cite the Surveyor General Vault map number or other unique identifier listed on this catalogue record.

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