As part of a yearlong celebration the 100th anniversary of Dylan Thomas’ birth, Visit Wales created this literary map of locations from the poet’s works.
The Literary Map of Africa hosted by Ohio State University provides a visual interface to access one of the most comprehensive databases of African authors.
All writing is removed from reality to some degree, so in bookmapping, considering the realness of a location becomes another layer of exploration.
These interactive maps of Westeros from the A Song of Fire and Ice and Game of Thrones show how fantasy settings can be the most interesting places to map.
In creating bookmaps, I am constantly thinking about how much to write about each location, and how audiences will use this information.
As this detailed map by Atlas Obscura shows, road trips have been central to much American literature as long as their have been automobiles.
The Los Angeles Literary Map by Warby Parker is a clean, visually delightful map that identifies locations in the City of Angels with literary significance.
The structured Hell described in Dante’s Inferno captures the imagination perhaps more than any other setting in literature.
The Kansas Literary Map has been the result of a decades long commitment by Kansas writer and Washburn University professor Thomas Averill.
In examining Dante’s first geographic reference in the Inferno, a mention of Virgil’s home of Mantua in Lombardy, an anachronism is revealed.