Discovery workshops

Maps as historical sources

Early map.

Carte & guide pour les touristes et les sports
aussi bien que pour les colons à la recherche
d’une ferme dans le Domaine de la Couronne
Montréal, The Gazette, circa 1900.

Early maps are valuable sources to begin or complete historical research of all sorts. They are useful to many types of researchers: historians, geographers, archaeologists, urban planners, ethnographers, genealogists and even specialists who have to assess site contamination. This discovery workshop presents the most useful maps for research and the best tools to view them, especially BAnQ’s digital collection Maps and plans.