Oregon Topographic Map Journals

Oregon Map Journal hand bound by Ruth Bleakley

Who doesn’t love a gorgeous map?

I found these great vintage topographic maps in a shop while visiting Oregon, and they depict “Geographic Hazards of Clackmas County”. The maps we’re used to seeing are road maps (well, these days with GPS maybe we AREN’T used to seeing road maps…) but these maps show the layout of the ground and the rocks and are beautifully and unusually rich in color.

If you love these, check my etsy shop to see if they’re still for sale – regrettably, once they’re sold they’ll be GONE FOREVER since I only have one of each map, so get them while you can!:

Red Spine Oregon Topographic Map Journal

Orange Spine Oregon Topographic Map Journal

Blue Spine Oregon Topographic Map Journal

Oregon Topographic Map Journals handmade by Ruth Bleakley

The books measure 4 1/4″ wide, and 5 1/2″ inches tall, it’s the perfect size for a backpack or purse. You can also keep it by your bedside table to write in at night. I sewed this book by hand using waxed Irish linen thread which is super tough and the unique exposed spine on this book is a special type of bookbinding called Coptic stitch, a binding allows the book to lay completely flat.

Topographic Map Journal by Ruth Bleakley with coptic stitch binding

 

Topographic Map Journal by Ruth Bleakley with coptic stitch binding that allows it to lay flat Topographic Map Journal by Ruth Bleakley with coptic stitch binding Oregon Handmade Journal by Ruth Bleakley Topographic Map Journal made by Ruth Bleakley with coptic stitch binding

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