This “Booklovers Map” was designed by Paul Mayo Paine, who designed several pictorial maps during the 1920s and 1930s. He served as a librarian at the Syracuse [New York] Public Library from at least 1919 to at least 1931.
The pictorial map is dedicated to the locations which mark principal works of American literature. Novels whose plots take place in multiple locations, such as the Grapes of Wrath are indicated by dotted lines which trace the itinerary of the story.
Countless literary works or folk legends are named in iconic vignettes including The Red Badge of Courage, The Virginian, Leatherstocking Tales, Sleepy Hollow and Paul Bunyan, with something of note remarked on each of the 48 states.
The map also includes the birthplaces and homes of several important writers. Insets around the outside of the map provide additional information about certain cities which have particular literary significance. ~ Vintage Map Shop
For more pictorial maps of America see:
Title: Booklovers map of America, a chart of certain landmarks of literary geography.
Creator: Paul M. Paine
Publisher: New York : R.R. Bowker Co.,
UM Clark Library Maps: 008393038
I'm pleased Astoria is the only Oregon town to make the book map. And suddenly I'm gripped with the desire to be a culinary tourist and explore me some US Geohography.
Isn't Oregon's book ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (1879)?