The cartoon-style poster maps of Trans-Continental Cartographers Ltd., Vancouver, B.C.
Stevens, Rhys M. G.
Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives
This article provides information about the stylized poster maps created in the late 1960s and early 1970s by Trans Continental Cartographers Ltd., Vancouver, B.C. These maps, which depicted cities across Canada and the United States, contained pictorial views of popular landmarks, buildings and places of interest. The restaurants, shops, stores and other attractions portrayed often paid an advertising fee to be represented on Trans Continental’s “city character maps," which were drawn in a quirky and humorous cartoon style at an enlarged scale.
Open access article.
Map ephemera , Promotional posters , Pictorial maps , Trans Continental Cartographers Ltd. , City maps
Stevens, R. (2023). The cartoon-style poster maps of Trans Continental Cartographers Ltd., Vancouver, B.C. Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives Bulletin, 172. https://doi.org/10.15353/acmla.n172.5459