DAILY ART FIX: New Exhibition on Maps of Fictional Worlds

Art world links which caught my eye…

A map from Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island (1883)

Sometimes an author provides such a detailed imaginary terrain maps can be drawn from their descriptions. A new exhibit at the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens in California highlights some examples of these.

Some 70 items gathered from the museum’s collection offer viewers answers to the curator’s prompt. Among the highlights are elaborate maps that accompanied early editions of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island and Kidnapped, and George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones.

Map from front endpapers to The Odyssey of Homer (1935)

Read the full article here: ARTNET – In Pictures: See the Extraordinarily Detailed Maps From ‘Lord of the Rings,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ and Other Fictional Worlds


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