Nova Scotia Archives

Built Heritage Resource Guide

Bird's Eye Views

Another wonderful source of information for built-heritage research is the 'bird's eye view' map, which depicts a town or city from the overhead perspective. These views feature buildings, streets and prominent landmarks, as well as conveying a spatial sense of the physical landscape. NSARM has 'bird's eye views' for the following communities:

Annapolis Royal and Granville, 1878
Halifax, 1879, 1890
Kentville, 1879
Lunenburg, 1890
New France, Digby Co., 1895-1912
New Glasgow, 1878, 1879, 1889
North Sydney, 1901
Pictou, 1827 (insert) and 1878
Sydney, ca. 1902
Truro, 1889
Windsor, 1878
Yarmouth, 1889

This Built Heritage Resource Guide is unusually rich in the information given in the Note Areas accompanying most images. So... when you scan down the pages, be sure to click on the thumbnails so that you can enlarge and explore the images, plus read the extra details provided beneath each.

 scan 200804528
"Panoramic View of New Glasgow, Pictou County, Nova Scotia, 1878" 
Date: 1878
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives Map Collection: 3.1.1

Topic: Bird's Eye Views
 scan 111047
"1879, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia" 
Date: 1879
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives Map Collection: 3.1.1

Topic: Bird's Eye Views
 scan 200804529
"Truro, Nova Scotia, 1889" 
Date: 1889
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives Map Collection: 3.1.1

Topic: Bird's Eye Views
 scan 200804527
"Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, 1889" 
Date: 1889
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives Map Collection: 3.1.1.

Topic: Bird's Eye Views
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