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NEWFOUNDLAND, Canada: Picture Map of Newfoundland. Newfoundland. Road Map of the Peninsular of Avalon. Zoom

NEWFOUNDLAND, Canada: Picture Map of Newfoundland. Newfoundland. Road Map of the Peninsular of Avalon.


Two rare 1930s maps of Newfoundland were beautifully privately bound together in a green leather binding, made by a famous London based bookbinder Riviere & Son. 

Author: Riviere & Son, bookbinders.
Place and Year: [London: circa 1930].
Code: 67368

8°. [1] blank, 2 colour lithographed maps 64,5 x 56 cm (25.5 x 22 inches) & 57 x 44,5 cm (22.5 x 17.5 inches), folded and mounted on linen, [1] blank, privately bound in a polished calf binding with raised bands and gilt embossed title on the cover, gilt embossed lines on the inside cover (Very Good, binding slightly age-toned, with light scratches and worn on edges).


The folding map are as following:


1. Picture Map of Newfoundland

Author: George Philip & Son Ltd.

Date & Year: London: The London Geographical institute [circa 1930].

2. Newfoundland. Road Map of the Peninsula of Avalon

Author: John Dickinson & Co.

Date & Year: [Newfoundland and Labrador?] : Newfoundland Highroads Commission, 1930


Two maps of Newfoundland were privately bound in elegant polished green calf in London by one of the leading bookbinding studios Riviere & Son.

The first chromolithographed map is titled Picture Map of Newfoundland, showcasing a bird’s eye view of the island with its connections and sea routes connecting it to the continent. This rare map was made as a hunting map by George Philip & Son Ltd. and published by The London Geographical institute. We could only trace two institutional copies (Harvard University & University of Chicago Library; OCLC 456394445).

The second map Newfoundland. Road Map of the Peninsula of Avalon was issued by the Newfoundland Highroads Commission and shows the routes on the peninsula. The information on the back, here visible through the linen, give detailed information on the routes. We could only find two copies in libraries worldwide (Memorial University/Newfoundland, Elizabeth II & Yale University Library; OCLC 54646598).

The bookbinding studio Riviere & Son closed the business in 1939, when Newfoundland was still a British colony. It became a part of Canada ten year later, in 1949. The owner of the item is signed with gilt embossed letters on the cover with E. M. W.

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