British Admiralty Hydrographical Office

1919

Antique Admiralty chart of Vancouver, B.C. and Burrard Inlet

Burrard Inlet Vancouver Harbor [1893 / 1919]

DESCRIPTION: Original antique British Admiralty nautical chart of Burrard Inlet and Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada. The large chart sheet includes detailed larger-scale inset charts of Vancouver Harbor, the First Narrows, and the Second Narrows. This nautical chart was first published by the British Admiralty in 1893. This is the edition of 1917 with last corrections to 1919. Canada.

In June 1890, while outbound for the Orient from Burrard Inlet, BC the Canadian Pacific Railway steamer Parthia touched a shoal, incurring minor damage. The incident caused the Dominion government to recommend that the inlet be resurveyed and in April 1891 William J. Stewart arrived in Vancouver, British Columbia to lead the effort which lasted until September of that year. Traveling an estimated 75 miles of shoreline on foot and sounding over 450 miles by whaleboat, Stewart accomplished the survey of Burrard Inlet for less that $2,600. (https://www.cnrs-scrn.org/northern_mariner/vol14/tnm_14_1_7-42.pdf)

CREATOR: British Admiralty Hydrographical Office

PUBLICATION DATE: 1919

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Canada

BODY OF WATER: Burrard Inlet

CONDITION: Good.  Clean with no issues.

COLORING: Modern, professional hand coloring.

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 39 " x 28 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 65

PRICE: $1450


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