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Featured Maps! Literary Maps – Authors, Characters, and Places

Theme for the week: Literary Maps

January 29-Feburary 7, 2018

Read a novel and follow a map.

Through the imagery of words your imagination can take you to different places in the world as you read a book or a novel.

The Map Collection has a few maps which focus on one author and the writings of that author.  Other maps focus on one character and the adventures of that character.  Other maps  focus on one place and its connections to many famous authors.

Trivia Question:

In which Ian Fleming novels did 007 James Bond visit Jamaica? (Answer shown below.)


Come to the Map Collection and look for this sign:


Title: The Sherlock Holmes mystery map

by Aaron Blake Publishers (1987)

Call Number: MAP G5751.E65 1987 .A27

Title: The Ernest Hemingway adventure map of the world

by Aaron Blake Publishers, Molly Maguier, and Jay Strabala (1986)

Call Number: MAP G3201.E65 1986 .A2

The Ian Fleming thriller map

by Aaron Blake Publishers, John Zeleznik, and Susan Lewis (1987)

Call Number: MAP G3201.E65 1987 .A2

Title: The John Steinbeck map of America

by Aaron Blake Publishers, and Jim Wolnick (1986)

Call Number: MAP G3701.E65 1986 .A2

Title: The beat generation map of America

by Aaron Blake Publishers, and Stan Grant (1987)

Call Number: MAP G3701.E65 1987 .A2

Title: The literary map of Latin America

by Aaron Blake Publishers, and Mike Cressy (1988)

Call Number: MAP G3292.L3E65 1988 .A2

Title: The Raymond Chandler mystery map of Los Angeles

by Aaron Blake Publishers (1985)

Call Number: MAP G4364.L81E65 1985 .A2

Title: The literary map of Los Angeles

by Aaron Blake Publishers, Linda Ayriss, and Susan A. Lewis (1987)

Call Number: MAP G4364.L81E65 1987 .A2

Title: Shakespeare’s Britain

by National Geographic Society, Lisa Biganzoli, and John Speed (1964)

Call Number: MAP G5741.E65 1544 .B4

Title: The Jane Austen map of England

by Aaron Blake Publishers, Carol Police (1987)

Call Number: MAP G5751.E65 1987 .A2


Trivia answer:
James Bond traveled to Jamaica in two novels by Ian Fleming, Live and Let Die and Man with the Golden Gun.  (According to Lewis and Zeleznik. The Ian Fleming thriller map, 1987.)


Map Collection: Location and Hours

The Map Collection room is normally open to the public in the basement (Lower Level) of Shields Library, Monday-Friday, 1:00-5:00 pm. However, our hours change around the academic calendar and holidays. To see the most accurate schedule, please visit this link: click here.

Contact the Special Collections Department for map related questions by email at or by phone at 530-752-1621.

Post created by Dawn Collings, Patricia Wyley, and Louis Cashatt.


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