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An Atlas of Fantasy

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Country  United States
Publication date  1979
Pages  210
Author  J. B. Post
Publisher  Ballantine Books
Genres  Fiction, Atlas
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Illustrator  various
Language  English
Media type  print
Originally published  1973
Page count  210
Subject  Fictional location
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Similar  The Dictionary of Imagin, The Worm Ouroboros, Angelarium: Book of Emanations

An Atlas of Fantasy, compiled by Jeremiah Benjamin Post, was originally published in 1973 by Mirage Press and revised for a 1979 edition by Ballantine Books. The 1979 edition dropped twelve maps from the first edition and added fourteen new ones. It also included an introduction by Lester del Rey.

To remain of manageable size, the Atlas excludes advertising maps, cartograms, most disproportionate maps, and alternate history ("might have been") maps, focusing instead on imaginary lands derived from literary sources. It purposefully omits "one-to-one" maps such as Thomas Hardy's Wessex (which merely renames places in southwest England), but includes Barsetshire and Yoknapatawpha County, which are evidently considered to be sufficiently fictionalized. The emphasis is on science fiction and fantasy, though Post suggests there exist enough mystery fiction maps to someday create The Detectives' Handy Pocket Atlas. Other maps were omitted due to permission costs or reproduction quality.

The maps are reproduced from many sources, and an Index of Artists is included.

Contents

  • EDEN
  • ATLANTIC OCEAN AND THE AZORES
  • UTOPIA — Based on Thomas Moore's Utopia
  • SCHLARAFFENLANDE
  • HELL - (Based on John Milton's description)
  • MAPPA GEOGRAPHIAE NATURALIS - (Didactic map by Matthäus Seutter)
  • ATTACK OF LOVE - (Allegorical map by Matthäus Seutter)
  • PILGRIM'S PROGRESS — From John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress
  • VOYAGES OF LEMUEL GULLIVER - From Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels - (Houyhnhnms Land, Lilliput and Blefuscu, Brobdingnag, Luggnagg etc., and Laputa)
  • ALLESTONE — From the stories of Thomas Williams Malkin
  • ROAD TO HELL
  • BARSETSHIRE - Based on the works of Anthony Trollope
  • WORLD OF SHERLOCK HOLMES - Based on the stories of Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Dartmoor
  • Operation Reichenbach
  • MAP OF MATRIMONY
  • MAP OF A GREAT COUNTRY
  • TREASURE ISLAND — From Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island
  • MYSTERIOUS ISLAND — From Jules Verne's Mysterious Island
  • CHAIRMAN ISLAND — From Jules Verne's A Long Vacation
  • SEA OF DREAMS — Drawn for Rudyard Kipling's story "The Brushwood Boy"
  • THE INTERIOR WORLD - From William R. Bradshaw's Goddess of Atvatabar
  • OZ AND ENVIRONS — Based on L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz
  • The Marvelous Land of Oz
  • The Magical Countries Surrounding Oz
  • MOUSELAND — From Edward Earle Childs' The Wonders of Mouseland
  • GOSPEL TEMPERANCE RAILROAD MAP
  • THE WORLDS OF EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
  • Barsoom
  • Pal-ul-Don
  • Land of the Ant Men
  • Onthar and Thenar
  • The Lost Empire
  • Amtor
  • Pellucidar
  • The Moon
  • Poloda and Omos
  • Caspak and Caprona
  • Wild Island
  • POOH'S TURF - From A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh
  • POICTESME - Based on the works of James Branch Cabell
  • HYBORIAN AGE - Based on the stories of Robert E. Howard
  • ALIMENTARY CANAL - From George S. Chappell's Through the Alimentary Canal with Gun and Camera
  • ENVIRONS OF TOAD HALL - From Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows
  • THE WORLDS OF J. R. R. TOLKIEN
  • Middle-earth poster map
  • Middle-earth from The Lord of the Rings
  • Gondor and Mordor from The Lord of the Rings
  • The Shire from The Lord of the Rings
  • Thror's Map from The Hobbit
  • Wilderland from The Hobbit
  • Beleriand from The Silmarillion
  • THE THREE KINGDOMS AND OUROBOROS COUNTRY - From E. R. Eddison's Mistress of Mistresses and The Worm Ouroboros
  • FAIRYLAND - (By Bernard Sleigh)
  • SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS — From Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons
  • ISLANDIA - From Mark Saxton's The Islar
  • RAINTREE COUNTY — From Ross Lockridge, Jr.'s Raintree County
  • NARNIA - Based on the series of novels by C. S. Lewis
  • DALARNA — From Fletcher Pratt's The Well of the Unicorn
  • COMMONWEALTH — From John Myers Myers' Silverlock
  • THE WORLDS OF CAPTAIN FUTURE
  • The Other Side of the Moon
  • Aar
  • Eros
  • Futuria
  • Mars
  • Mercury
  • Moons of Mars
  • Neptune
  • Pirates' Planet
  • Pluto
  • Saturn
  • The Twin Planets
  • Uranus
  • DISPROPORTIONATE MAPS
  • The United States as Viewed by California
  • A Texan's Idea of the United States
  • A Bostonian's Idea of the United States
  • LEIGH BRACKETT'S MARS - Based on the stories by Leigh Brackett
  • LAND BETWEEN THE MOUNTAINS - From Carol Kendall's The Gammage Cup
  • SLOBBOVIA - Based on the work of Al Capp
  • HYPERBOREA - Based on the work of Clark Ashton Smith
  • ZOTHIQUE - Based on the stories of Clark Ashton Smith
  • QUIVERA - From Vaughan Wilkins' The City of Frozen Fire
  • JEFFERSON, YOKNAPATAWPHA COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI& - From William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom!
  • THE WITCH WORLD - Based on the series of novels by Andre Norton
  • HI-IAY ISLANDS - From Gerolf Steiner's The Snouters
  • EARTHSEA - From Ursula K. Le Guin's A Wizard of Earthsea
  • THE LANDS BEYOND - From Norton Juster's The Phantom Tollbooth
  • SECRET WORLD OF OG - From Pierre Berton's The Secret World of Og
  • DILFAR AND ENVIRONS - Based on the tales of Roger Zelazny
  • THE YOUNG KINGDOMS - Based on the stories of Michael Moorcock
  • THE DYING EARTH - From Jack Vance's The Dying Earth
  • LANKHMAR IN THE LAND OF NEHWON - Based on the works of Fritz Leiber
  • PRYDAIN - Based on the stories of Lloyd Alexander
  • The Book of Three
  • The High King
  • The Black Cauldron
  • LEMURIA - Based on the works of Lin Carter
  • MARS - From Ray Bradbury's story "The Million Year Picnic"
  • THE SEVERN VALLEY AT BRICHESTER - From J. Ramsey Campbell's The Inhabitant of the Lake
  • DUNE - From Frank Herbert's Dune
  • MONGO - From Flash Gordon
  • ATLANTIS - Based on the stories of Henry Kuttner
  • TYROS - Based on the stories of John Jakes
  • KANTHOS, SULMANNON, AND ANZOR - From Alex Dain's Bane of Kanthos
  • GWYNNEDD AND ITS NEIGHBORS - From a series of novels by Katherine Kurtz
  • PERN - From a series of novels by Anne McCaffrey
  • THE DUCHY OF STRACKENZ - From George MacDonald Fraser's Royal Flash
  • THE WORLDS OF H. P. LOVECRAFT
  • Dreamland
  • Arkham
  • MAFRICA - (Miniature wargaming map by Jack Scruby)
  • THE BEKLAN EMPIRE - From Richard Adams' Shardik
  • MAP OF FLORIN AND GUILDER - From William Goldman's The Princess Bride
  • THE WORLDS OF ERIK JOHN STARK - Based on the novels of Leigh Brackett
  • Stark's Journey to the Citadel
  • Stark's Return to Irnan
  • Stark's and Gerrith's Journey to Iubar
  • THE FOUR LANDS - From Terry Brooks' The Sword of Shannara
  • THE LAND - From a series of novels by Stephen R. Donaldson
  • References

    An Atlas of Fantasy Wikipedia


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