fishing islands


5 December 1932, St. Pierre et Miquelon
design: Gimel
engrave: C. Hourriez

If you examine the enlarged map of previous post closely, you may find a little island near the south end of Newfoundland, carefully NOT hatched – this is the indication of these French islands at that time and still now, Saint Pierre and Miquelon. This is an important fishing area throughout history.

I enjoy this type of map more than the previous one, as it is a little closer to human scale, together with pictured fishermen.

This is a beautiful example of typography – somewhat naive carved lines if you compare them to sharp intaglio prints.

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