Wednesday, February 22, 2017

An Ancient Mappe of Fairyland

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This Ancient mappe of Fairyland at the British Library depicts make-believe places like Peter Pan’s Never-Never Land and King Arthur's Avalon.



It was published in 1918, the year that World War I ended, so it is difficult not to relate the two in some way. Could the Fairyland constitute a yearning for a return to pre-1914 Edwardian innocence?
Read more about fantasy maps created in the 20th century.

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