Port Simpson, 1853.


North America West Coast. Port Simpson by Messrs. Inskip, Gordon & Knox, HMS Virago, Capt. Prevost. 1853. Published at the Hydrographic Office of the Admiralty 28 February 1856. Correction to May 1865. Soundings in fathoms. An inset shows a sketch of Fort Simpson Cove with location of Fort and other buildings. Scale: 1 inch to 480 feet. Compass rose. Engraved by J and C Walker. Admiralty chart of Port Simpson (now Lax Kw'alaams), British Columbia, showing Birnie and Finlayson Islands and [Chimsair] Peninsula. Originally enclosed with a memorandum dated 13 August 1866 by George Henry Richards, Hydrographer of the Admiralty, concerning the grounding of HMS Sparrowhawk. MS lines on the chart link certain points south of Finlayson Island, one labelled '? North'. An MS note reads 'plan with outline Chart'.

In Collection:
Contributor Subject Publisher Language Date created Resource type Rights statement Extent
  • 1 sheet
Geographic coverage Coordinates
  • 54.5744, -130.41862
  • 53.99983, -125.0032
Chronological coverage
  • 1853 to 1866
Additional physical characteristics
  • 1:48,500
Physical repository Collection
  • Early BC Maps Collection
  • National Archives of the UK
Provider Sponsor
  • Funded by a Canadian Council of Archives, Archival Community Digitization Program.
Genre Date digitized
  • April 12, 2010
Technical note
  • 600 dpi jpg
  • Watermarks added to images by KM, JF, and CDW. Metadata by JTP April 29, 2010.

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