Chest of Imaginary Maps. Bo Press Miniature Books, Pat Sweet.
Chest of Imaginary Maps

Chest of Imaginary Maps

Riverside, CA: Bo Press Miniature Books, 2017. Pat Sweet describes herself as creating illuminated miniature books of curiosity, humor, and delight. She creates both miniature (under 3 inches) and macro-miniature (under 1 inch) books. She also makes miniature pocket globes, astronomical instruments, orreries, tellurions, and occasional oddities. She writes: "What with fantasy novels and table-top and role playing games, amateur cartography is more popular now than it's ever been in history. Novelists in particular have often delighted their readers with endpaper maps. I've collected thirteen such maps, rolled them up, and put them in a pretty wood and leather case. The maps are: Treasure Island - Robert Lewis Stevenson ; Barsetshire - Anthony Trollope ; Gulliver's Maps - Jonathan Swift ; The Land of Kadigan - Pat Sweet; Ocean-Chart - Lewis Carroll; Poictesme - James Branch Cabell ; Utopia - Sir Thomas More; The Pilgrim's Progress - John Bunyan; Mercury - E. R. Eddison; Fairyland - Bernard Sleigh. The chest is made of varnished (but unstained) mahogany with triangular brass decorations on the sides The chest has inserts of dark blue kid leather taken from an antique glove. I've used the three points on the glove to add some textural interest to the inserts. There is a pullout shelf that reveals a hidden compartment in the bottom of the chest." 2 x 3 x 1.5 inches. In fine condition. ARTB/012418.

Item #31682

Price: $365.00