Fonds - Maritime Museum of British Columbia chart collection

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Maritime Museum of British Columbia chart collection

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CA MMB

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  • 1775-1985 (Creation)

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ca. 1560 nautical charts

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The collection consists of nautical charts created by over forty institutions, including the Canadian Hydrographic Service, the Admiralty Hydrographic Office, the U.S. Navy Hydrographic Office, the Danish Hydrographic Office, the London Board of Trade and the British East Indian Company. The largest number focus on waters around British Columbia, along with a number of surveys charting the coast of Alaska. The collection also includes charts, including Admiralty charts, of water of the United States, Europe, Africa, and Australia and New Zealand. The collection also contains LORAN charts, meteorological charts, fleet reviews and shipwreck charts.

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BCAUL control number: MMB-2313

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