Sunday 17 January 2016

A Map of Fairyland

Now here's a lovely thing: thanks to Slate and io9, I've discovered this 1917 map of Fairyland by British landscape painter Bernard Sleigh, which reveals the locations of everything from the caves mined by the Seven Dwarfs to the location of Avalon and the Gardens of Proserpine.

Sleigh himself was apparently rather obsessed with the idea of fairies, going on to write The Gates of Horn: Being Sundry Records from the Proceedings of the Society for the Investigation of Fairy Fact and Fallacy. 

Those wanting a better look at the map can find it in all its glory up on its own Library of Congress page.

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