Historical Atlas of Vancouver and the Lower Fraser Valley

Historical Atlas of Vancouver and the Lower Fraser Valley

Atlas - 2005
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Renowned author and map historian Derek Hayes provides a new and unique perspective on the Lower Mainland's colourful past.

Gathered together in a single volume for the first time, here are the maps that shaped Vancouver and its region, the Lower Fraser Valley. More than 370 original maps chart the region's development beginning with the years of discovery and exploration. They depict its days as a fledgling colonial outpost, its appearance on the world scene after the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway, through to its emergence as a post-war Pacific metropolis. Included are many fascinating plans for schemes that never got off the drawing board.

This is the sixth in a series of critically acclaimed, award-winning historical atlases researched, written and designed by Derek Hayes . They include, most recently, a Historical Atlas of Canada and America Discovered: A Historical Atlas of North American Exploration .

Publisher: Vancouver : Douglas & McIntyre, 2005.
ISBN: 9781553652830
Branch Call Number: 911.7113 HAY
Characteristics: 192 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.), ports. (some col.) ; 31 cm.


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StevenRPL Aug 29, 2014

I have always been fascinated by local history and this book is one of my favorites. Through old maps, advertisements and other historical publication, Hayes traces the development of the Lower Mainland, the roads, the borders, and even in some cases, the disapperance of lakes and creeks that once found home in our home region.

This is the most locally relevant of Derek Hayes' books, but I also recommend his Historical Atlas of the North American Railroad and America Discovered : a Historical Atlas of North American Exploration or really anything else he does.

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