• Full title:   An ancient mappe of Fairyland newly discovered and set forth designed by Bernard Sleigh
  • Published:   1918 , London
  • Created:   1918
  • Formats:  Map
  • Creator:   Bernard Sleigh (illustrator)
  • Usage terms Public Domain
  • Held by  British Library
  • Shelfmark:   L.R.270.a.46.


Ancient mappe of Fairyland… 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.