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    • CommentAuthortaustinoc
    • CommentTimeMay 9th 2019 edited
     
    Ran across this today:

    An anciente mappe of Fairyland. Drawn by Bernard Sleigh, originally published just over a century ago.

    (There's a larger version here.

    "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."

    It might provide some inspiration for some.
    • CommentAuthorclithgow
    • CommentTimeMay 10th 2019
     
    This is spectacular....."...where they doe singe". Lots of cool detail
    • CommentAuthorWyvern
    • CommentTimeMay 10th 2019
     
    What an amazing piece of artwork, and a great find!

    Digging around, I discovered one of what I think must be among the "other" fairy tale patterns Sleigh created on Wikimedia Commons, though it looks to be printed on paper and seems to have been meant as wallpaper, judging by the version on this webpage. It's similar in detailed content to the Fairyland map (though different, especially smaller, in layout), but with a number of significant differences too.
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTimeMay 10th 2019
     
    If only my own imagination was so thoroughly well organised!