Mapping Literature Exhibit

By Sara Hagenbuch

Exhibit Case

From maps with literary landmarks, to maps of fictional worlds, literary maps exist in many unique and beautiful formats. This summer, our “Mapping Literature” exhibit at the UC Berkeley Earth Sciences and Map Library features a sampling of five maps in our collection and excerpts from the literary atlas Plotted by Andrew DeGraff:

A: Discovering California through books. Designed by Schenkofsky-Hecking.  G4361 .E65 1961 C4 (Case B)
B: Stratford upon Avon / E.W. Fenton. Includes text, quotations and illustrations of Shakespeare, actors and scenes from Shakespearean plays, Shakespearean landmarks and coats-of-arms. G5754 .S85 E65 1959 F4 (Case D)
C: A literary map of Canada / as compiled by William Arthur Deacon ; drawn and embellished by the hand of Stanley Turner. G3401 .E65 1936 D4 (Case D)
D: The John Steinbeck map of America / Aaron Blake Publishers. G3701 .E65 1986 A2 (stacks)
E: The Ernest Hemingway adventure map of the world / Aaron Blake Publishers. G3201 .E65 1986 (Case D)
F: Plotted : a literary atlas / by Andrew DeGraff ; with essays by Daniel Harmon. “A Wrinkle in Time,” pp.109-111. PN56.M265 D44 2015 (stacks)

For more literary maps, check out these items at the Earth Sciences and Map Library: