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Reading: Derek Hayes- British Columbia: A New Historical Atlas

November 2nd, 2012

Monday, December 3. 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Central Library, 350 W. Georgia St. Held in the Alma VanDusen Room, Lower Level
Admission is free. Seating is limited.

Please join award-winning map historian Derek Hayes as he presents his new volume, British Columbia: A New Historical Atlas (Douglas & McIntyre, 2012), the story of British Columbia in maps from the 1500s to the Vancouver Olympics.

The efforts of explorers, fur traders, gold seekers and railway builders all created maps that showed where they had gone, what they had found and what they proposed to do – all part of the dramatic tale of forging Canada’s western frontier. In British Columbia: A New Historical Atlas, Hayes brings together an unprecedented collection of these contemporary maps, most previously unpublished. Surveys, treaty maps, military maps, mining maps, promotional maps, real estate maps – even maps of murder. These maps offer a geographical visual history – a unique and fascinating view of the province’s past.