Friday, February 12, 2010

My Adventure Thru Fairyland...

More news later on Black Festival, all of the copies which I signed and numbered today.  But this in between.  Now if this is not a major reason to evoke wonder and stretch the limits of creativity, nothing is. I have a poster-copy on my wall and it does nothing but inspire me to greater heights.

9 comments:

Tyler said...

Where would one find a larger digital or print version of this?

Lord of the Green Dragons said...

Greetings Tyler!

http://www.press.uchicago.edu/books/akerman/maps_imaginary.html

Try there and at the Library of Congress. I have a very large facsimile copy but it's way too large to post.

Tyler said...

Thanks for the pointer!

Fitzerman said...

Where did you get your copy?

Lord of the Green Dragons said...

From a poster dealer on EBay who was reproducing these, a little over 2 years ago. It was then 19.99 plus shipping and the quality is excellent. Unfortunately, the information was on another hard drive which is no longer functioning and I did an ebay search with no effect.

The 36 x 24 version is available on ebay. I have the "stretch" version which is 5' long without all of the colorized framing in burgundy-red, whatever color it is.

Persistent searching on ANCIENT MAP OF FAIRYLAND or its variation ANCIENTE MAPPE OF FAIRYLAND may yield some results over time. I will continue looking as well.

Lord of the Green Dragons said...

OK: This is the person/business I purchased it from on EBay:
http://myworld.ebay.com/mapreproductions

If you find out anything about current prices/availability. please share the information here.

irbyz said...

Another somewhat forgotten work these days - at least until those reprints appeared, it seems! Was relatively well known back in the 1920s/30s and referenced for comparison to Tolkien's work when The Hobbit was first released.

Thanks for the zoomable link, Rob; that's just about detailed enough to piece back together again. ;)

Lord of the Green Dragons said...

Hi David,

Yeah. It's all about these days. I believe that the Library of Congress has the best version for viewing and dowloading.

I first ran across this in B&W in my (now battered and much overused) "An Atlas of Fantasy," J. B. Post, Mirage Press, 1973. The entry runs over 8 pages to include all its parts.

Lord of the Green Dragons said...

Library of Congress Link:

http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/map_item.pl?data=/home/www/data/gmd/gmd9/g9930/g9930/ct001818.jp2&style=gmd&itemLink=r?ammem/gmd:@field(NUMBER+@band(g9930+ct001818))&title=An%20anciente%20mappe%20of%20Fairyland%20%3a%20newly%20discovered%20and%20set%20forth%20%3a%20[imaginary%20locality]%20%2f%20designed%20by%20Bernard%20Sleigh.