This is an older (1888, revised to 1893) version of a fire insurance plan of the village of Tignish. A more updated plan is shown on the map Tignish_1910. The map shows the area near Chapel Road and the railway line. A key plan in the upper right corner provides context. The map shows the town divided into numbered blocks. It shows buildings, the street numbers of the buildings and their heights in storeys. Buildings are colour-coded according to construction materials and/or use. A key on the right side explains the colour coding and symbols, which are used to depict architectural features. Labels on some buildings indicate their use. Street names and the names of some residents have been added by hand. The map shows a portion of the P.E.I. Railway. The map shows street widths measured in feet. It states the community has "no appliances" in terms of firefighting resources. The map and the key plan have line scales in feet and compasses with north arrows. The north arrow on the key plan appears to point in the wrong direction--south rather than north.