||Malones New Literary Map of North Carolina - SOLD OUT
Dimensions: 16 13/16" x 40"
Paper: Printed on 80 pound, gloss enamel text
Description: This item, the first statewide literary map published by Literary Lantern Press, is now in short supply, with only a small number remaining in stock. Issued in the fall of 1990, it has sold over 5,000 copies since then, primarily through independent book stores, museum shops, and print shops. It continues, however, to be the only full-scale literary map available for the state of North Carolina. This hand-colored map shows the boundaries of all 100 of North Carolinas counties and locates writers either in the counties in which they were born, the places they spent most of their careers, or significant locales with which their writing is associated. Also included are writers from outside North Carolina who have authored important books with settings in the state, as well as some writers who spent a portion of their careers in North Carolina but were born elsewhere or later moved elsewhere. Nothing is computer generated on this map. The map of the state itself, the line drawings that illustrate it, the borders, and all the lettering were rendered personally by the author. The drawings include illustrations originally done for The State magazine, The Raleigh Times, and a frontispiece for the book England and Roanoke (1988). The writers included range chronologically from the colonial period to the late 20th century, and in terms of significance, from the most famous to the eccentric and obscure. The selection includes novelists, poets, historians, editors and publishers, biographers, childrens authors, playwrights, critics, journalists, and many others. This map will be certain to delight anyone interested in North Carolina writers.