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    Mappe of Fairyland laid on cloth

    The Ancient mappe of Fairyland… by Bernard Sleigh depicts a place loosely defined as one of fantasy, literary imagination and make-believe. It is a bird’s-eye view of an island with extraordinary topography, populated with a complete range of myth, fable, legend, nursery rhyme, children’s story, play and poem.

    Journeying across it, one might pass through Peter Pan’s Never-Never Land to Avalon and the medieval legend of King Arthur, via Puss in Boots, Hansel and Gretel, and Oberon’s shield.

    This reproduction is laid on cloth and comes in a printed tube. 

    Produced by Old Folding Maps, a family business in rural Devon, on the outskirts of Exmoor.

    Sleigh, Bernard, and Sidgwick & Jackson. An anciente mappe of Fairyland: newly discovered and set forth: imaginary locality. [London, 1920] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division.

    Brand: British Library