I love all things literary and I do love the myriad ways that different people have learned to display their love of literature. The Book Clock, stunning shelving displays, box framed favourites, a literary Periodic Table and these, beautiful literary maps.
London Book Map.
This Map is loosely based on a turn of the century London street map and includes classics such as Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Bleak House, Vanity Fair and Wuthering Heights and fictional areas dedicated to the works of Thomas Hardy, Virginia Woolf, Tolkien, Harry Potter and a children’s literature district featuring such classics as The Railway Children, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Where the Wild Things Are.
Moby Dick Map.
The Voyage of the Pequod is one of a series of twelve literary maps based on British and American literary classics produced by the Harris-Seybold Company of Cleveland between 1953 and 1964. The map was part of a calendar printed to advertise the capabilities of the company’s lithographic printing equipment.
The Map of Literature.
This incredibly detailed drawing was created by a student from Slovakia, Martin Vargic. It visualises how the world’s literature has evolved across the centuries. The map has four continents: fiction, non-fiction, drama, and poetry. Each ‘country’ represents a different genre and period.
St Petersburg Map of Literature.
This is a unique, geographically accurate map of Russia’s literary capital, created entirely from quotes by Russian authors writing about St. Petersburg. Produced by Russia! Magazine.
Literary Map of America
Literary America as you’ve never seen it before! This original hand-lettered poster is exclusive to The Literary Gift Company. The map features a total of 226 geographically connected authors.
Anyone fancy joining me on a backpacking tour of the literary universe? I’ve left a note saying I’ll be back eventually.