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Literary Maps

Black book cover with red print and several small photographs of people or houses

Canadian Literary Landmarks, by John Robert Colombo, Willowdale, Ont.: Hounslow Press, 1984

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Much like a literary travel guide, a literary map displays various destinations and also provides reading recommendations.

Literary maps are unique creations that link real or imaginary geographic locations to authors and their works. They can be used to identify significant places in the life of an author, to provide a setting for a poetic verse or a backdrop for a plot or the adventures of a literary character in a city, region or country.

Select one of the images below to access a detailed map.

Full-page map with printed black text and coloured in blue, yellow, and white

A literary map of Canada (1936)

 
Full-page map with printed black text and coloured in light green and pink

A literary map of Canada (1979)

 
Blue page with printed blue text and a map in the centre, bordered with overlapping images of book covers.

Literary map of New Brunswick (1977)

 
Green map cover with white print

Writer's Map of Ontario: 141 Sights and Sites of Literary Interest, compiled by John Robert Colombo; drawn by David Shaw, Toronto: Colombo & Company, 1992
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Red map cover with white print

Writer's Map of Toronto: 111 Sites and Sights of Literary Interest, (1991)
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Beige page with printed black text and a map in the centre.

The Literary Map of Winnipeg (1982)

 
Yellow page with black print and a map in the centre, bordered with overlapping images of book covers

Literary Map of Alberta 1976