The Newfoundland and Labrador Map Bibliography

This cartobibliography lists and describes printed and manuscript maps of Newfoundland and Labrador in libraries and archives in Newfoundland, other parts of Canada, the United States, and England. As well as including separate maps, an attempt is made to include maps in atlases, books, and periodicals, but it is not comprehensive. This bibliography has not been updated since 2013.

Very early, significant, maps of the region are included but the emphasis is on the area within the current geographical boundaries of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The time limits are up to and including 1949, the date of Newfoundland's confederation with Canada, although some later maps are included.

Some of the maps can be found on the Digital Archives Initiative:

The entries are displayed in a catalogue format which includes cartographer author, title, mathematic map data (scale, projection, coordinates of area covered, etc.), imprint (place of publication, publisher and date, and also printer information, if appropriate), physical description (dimensions in cm giving height and then width measuring from neatline to neatline), notes (descriptive information about the map indicating the geographical area depicted, types of information shown on the map, references, whether it is from a book or atlas, etc.), subject headings, other author entries, other title entries, and call number and map library location code (see list below).

Many of the entries are based upon cataloguing done by Vivien Cartmell, especially, but also by Suzanne Ellison and Colleen Field. My librarian colleagues Joan Ritcey and Colleen Field have been supportive of the bibliographic efforts. Jane Ryan, Juanita Frye, Susan Cleyle, and Slavko Manojlovich, Library Systems Office, have handled dealing with software, uploading versions of the database, and setting up access via the web. Joanne Costello and Suanne Reid of the Map Room, as well as Dawn Learning and Rose Marie Power while filling in at the Map Room have borne the brunt of reference work during my absences and have done a variety of checking on bits and pieces of information. They were helped during my sabbatical in 2001-2002 by Dan Duda who filled in for me. Special thanks go to the Hon. Fabian O'Dea, Q.C., St. John's, Newfoundland, for setting an example and giving encouragement.

Helpful ideas and verification information were received from Edward H. Dahl and Joan Winearls. Over the years, many map librarians or map curators have assisted me with additions to the bibliography. A special thanks goes out to these people, if I have omitted someone, I apologize: Geoff Armitage, British Library, UK; Geraldine Beech, Public Record Office, UK; Tony Campbell, British Library, UK; Louis Cardinal, National Archives of Canada; April Carlucci, British Library, UK; Andrew Cook, British Library, UK; Lorraine Dubreuil, McGill University Libraries; Brian Leigh Dunnigan, William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan; Claire E. Gilbert, British Columbia Archives; John Griffin, Newfoundland Collection, Provincial Resource Library; Dr. Ronald E. Grim, Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, USA; Shirley Anne Harmer, Queens University; Francis Herbert, Royal Geographical Society, UK; Dr.Yolande Hodson, Hertfordshire, UK; Alice Hudson, New York Public Library; David Jones, University of Alberta; Helen Miller, City of St. John's Archives; Dr Ian Mumford, Map Research Consultant, Surrey, UK; Jean-Francois Palamino, Bibliotheque National de Quebec; Brenda Parmenter, Newfoundland Collection, Provincial Resource Library; Alain Rainville, National Archives of Canada; Brian Thynne, National Maritime Museum, UK; Steven Tomlinson, Bodlein Library, UK; Edward Tompkins, Paris, France; Greg Walsh, Provincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador; Adrian Webb, Hydrographic Office, Taunton, UK; and Frances Woodward, University of British Columbia.

A grant from the Vice President of Memorial University from funds allocated by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council made possible hiring a student, Brian Hogan, to do a lot of initial database input. Grants from the J. R. Smallwood Foundation made possible travel to England to view maps for addition to the database. The Memorial University Libraries provided the home for the database, as well as allowing leaves by the compiler to work on it. The flexibility and support of Richard H. Ellis, University Librarian, and Mary F. Chalker, Associate University Librarian (retired) regarding leaves and work schedules are much appreciated. None of this work would have been possible without the emotional support and inspiration of my husband, Clifford H. Wood.

The Map Bibliography was completed to this point in 2013. If you have any suggestions or comments, please contact the compiler, Alberta Auringer Wood, now retired from Memorial University of Newfoundland; (email: Assistance is also available by emailing the Centre for Newfoundland Studies:

AEU University of Alberta, Cameron Library
BCVIA British Columbia Archives, Victoria, B.C.
CSJA City of St. John's Archives, St. John's, NL
DCU Catholic University, Washington, D.C.
FPBN Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, France
FPBN Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, France
GBBIR School of Geography, Birmingham University, Birmingham, U.K.
GBBOD Bodleian Library, Map Room, Oxford, U.K.
GBEDU Special Collections, Main Library, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, U.K.
GBL Map Library, British Library, London, U.K.
GBLMS Manuscript Division, British Library, London, U.K.
GBLR Rare Books Division, British Library, London, U.K.
GBMAN Geography Dept. Library, Manchester University, Manchester, U.K.
GBNLSM Map Library, National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, U.K.
GBNMM National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, U.K.
GBPRO Public Record Office, Kew, U.K.
GBRGSA Archives, Royal Geographical Society, London, U.K.
GBRGSL Library, Royal Geographical Society, London, U.K.
GBRGSM Map Library, Royal Geographical Society, London, U.K.
GBRSL Radcl. Science Library Stacks, Oxford, U.K.
GBSAS Inst. of Historical Research, SAS, U.K.
GBTAUH Hydrographic Office, Taunton, U.K.
ICN Newberry Library, Chicago
MAIN Bookstacks, QE II Library, Memorial University, St. John's, NL
MAP Map Room, QE II Library, Memorial University, St. John's, NL
MICR Microforms Collection, QE II Library, Memorial University, St. John's, NL
NFLD Centre for Newfoundland Studies, QE II Library, Memorial University, St. John's, NL
NjSTH Seton Hall Library, South Orange, N.J.
NSHD Dalhousie University, Killam Memorial Library, Halifax, NS
NYPLMD New York Public Library Map Division, New York, N.Y.
OH Hamilton Public Library, Hamilton, ON
OKQ W.D. Jordan Special Collections & Music Library, Queen's University, Kingston, ON
OKQS Stauffer Library - Maps, Queen's University, Kingston, ON
OOA National Archives of Canada, Library and Documentation Services, Ottawa, ON
OOAMA National Archives of Canada, Map Collections, Ottawa, ON
OONL National Library of Canada, Ottawa, ON
OTU University of Toronto, John P. Robarts Research Library (Humanities and Social Sciences)
OTUTF University of Toronto, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, Toronto, ON
PANL Provincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John's, NL
PERIOD Periodicals Collection, QE II Library, Memorial University, St. John's, NL
PRL Provincial Resource Library, Arts & Culture Centre, St. John's, NL
QMU Université de Montréal, Direction des bibliothèques, Montreal, QU
QMBN Bibliothèque nationale du Québec, Montreal, QU
QMMRB McGill University, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Library
QQL Assemblée Nationale du Québec, Bibliothèque
RARE Rare Books Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Memorial University, St. John's, NL
SSU University of Saskatchewan, Libraries, Saskatoon, SK
SWGC-NFLD Grenfell Campus Library, Memorial University, Corner Brook, NL
ULL University of London Library, London, England
USCSmH Huntington Library, San Marino, CA
USDLC Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
USMiU-C William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
USMnU John R. Borchert Map Library, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
USMnU-J James Ford Bell Library, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

June 2019