Just published, The Writer’s Map is a marvelous atlas of literary journeys made by authors. The book explores maps that inspired literary works as well as examples of cartography from famous works of fiction and film.
Daniel Reeve recounts his creation of maps for Peter Jackson’s Hobbit movies. Philip Pullman recalls his cartography for his novels. David Mitchell writes about his Mappa Mundi for Cloud Atlas. Robert Macfarlene explores Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island map.
The book also analyzes the “Marauder’s Map” from the Harry Potter series and the importance of Norse maps in old texts.
This looks like fun. I used to be a cartographer.
Thank you for your service. The world needs more cartographers and more geography classes too.