An Illustrated Map of Laurie Lee's Journey Through Spain in 1935-36 - decorative giclee print
This map illustrates the journey taken by the writer and poet Laurie Lee (1914-1997) across Spain between 1935 and 1936, as vividly recounted in his acclaimed memoir "As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning" (published 1969).
After leaving his home in the west of England, Lee worked as a labourer on building sites in London for period before his desire for adventure and writing inspiration prompted him to board a boat bound for Vigo in Spain. From there, he proceeded to spend almost a year travelling across the country, largely on foot, almost always deciding on his next course of direction arbitrarily - often naïve and underprepared, earning what little money he could by playing his violin in public, and encountering all sorts of friendly and fearsome characters along the way - via Valladolid, Segovia, Madrid, Toledo, Seville, Cádiz and Gibraltar before ending up in Almuñécar, at that time an impoverished fishing village where he witnessed the beginning of the Spanish Civil War (1936-39) and evacuated by the British Royal Navy.
The design features illustrations of eight places that Lee visited along his journey, drawn to appear as they would have done in the mid-1930s, as well as a scene of Lee himself walking across the Spanish landscape along the bottom edge. The map also displays the regions of Spain as they still were and known by in English at that time.
- High quality digital giclee print on 240 gsm archival paper
- Available in two sizes: choose from the menu above
- Signed in pencil by the artist, with a stamp of authenticity on the rear
- Open edition - printed to order
- Frame NOT included
Carefully packaged and delivered in a firm cardboard tube.