These are far simpler. Humble maps of journeys taken. I love maps of migration. They show times and places all at once in a way that makes immediate sense with insight you just don’t get from reading text.
Created with: Adobe Illustrator
These are especially fascinating to me because these journeys took place in a time not only before flight but even sea travel was more lengthy and perilous. There was neither phone nor Internet. Planning and communication was by letters over long periods of time.
The Allans Go to Europe
A map of Poe’s London is in its infancy.
Allan Crawls Back to Richmond
Elizabeth and Eliza Poe Leave London: New World and New Stages
My favorite that will soon be surpassed. Edgar Allan Poe’s grandmother, a successful actress named Eliza Arnold, takes her young daughter (Edgar’s Mom), Elizabeth, to conquer the stage in a country where such an occupation is, in fact, illegal in many places. Soon, young Elizabeth is also an acclaimed actress, married and widowed while still a teen, and eventually falls for a bad boy actor named Poe.
A tour map of all those plays, dates, and locations is in progress.