An anciente mappe of Fairyland : newly discovered and set forth
- An anciente mappe of Fairyland : newly discovered and set forth
This map of Fairyland depicts places from nursery rhymes, fairy tales, Arthurian legends and the folktales of many cultures. Sleigh, a fairy and mythology enthusiast, initially sketched a map of fairyland to entertain his children, adding characters and places from their favorite stories. This map was published in 1917 and intended to decorate nurseries. After Sleigh retired in 1937, the print was turned into a decorative fabric for Rosebank Fabrics. The print was so popular that Rosebank commissioned Sleigh to design other fairy tale patterns for fabrics.
- Sleigh, Bernard, 1872-
- Sidgwick & Jackson
- Vincent Brooks, Day & Son
- Name on Item:
designed by Bernard Sleigh
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
- Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Fairyland (Imaginary place)--Aerial views
- 1 view : color ; 39 x 147 cm, on sheet 46 x 152 cm + 1 guide (16 pages : illustrations, 19 cm)
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
Sidgwick & Jackson
Not drawn to scale
Accompanied by A guide to the map of Fairyland (16 pages).
- Notes (date):
This date is inferred.
- Notes (exhibitions):
Exhibited: "Literary Landscapes: Maps from Fiction" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2015.
Exhibited: "Shakespeare’s Here and Everywhere" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2016-2017.
- Call #:
G9930 1917 .S51