Posted on October 26, 2018 at 4:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Cartography enthusiasts will want to check out the new book The Writer’s Map, but we can all appreciate the author commentary in it.
The book, edited by Huw Lewis-Jones, includes the first known fantasy map in literature (Thomas More’s Utopia) and hits several classics along the way to more modern sketches from Jack Kerouac and Abi Elphinstone.
Some maps have been included in books, while others were making their public debuts.
Atlas Obscura has select images from the book as well as quotes from the essays it contains, such as one from David Mitchell (The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet):
“As long as I was busy dreaming of topography, I didn’t have to get my hands dirty with the mechanics of plot and character.”
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