I adore maps. All maps, but especially antique and fantasy maps.
A few months ago, I spotted a book called The Writer’s Map, An Atlas of Imaginary Lands. The cover drew me in, and I had to check out a copy. The book, edited by Huw Lewis-Jones, features a series of articles by experts in the map-drawing arena. And of course, it’s full of colorful illustrations of maps from books such as Treasure Island, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and other maps from popular classics.
I particularly enjoyed the section about the creation of the Marauder’s Map from the Harry Potter series and the design of the original letter inviting Harry to attend Hogworts.
I think this is a book that most readers and writers will love. I certainly did.
You can check it out here at Amazon.
But, given the price showing of $249.94, you’ll probably want to check your local library or The Book Depository where the price is much more reasonable.