An Illustrated Map of Laurie Lee's Journey Through Spain in 1935-36 - decorative giclee print
Price excludes VAT // Estimated delivery 26 Dec-6 Jan
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 for a period as a labourer on building sites in London before his desire for adventure and inspiration for his writing prompted him to board a boat bound for Vigo in northwestern Spain. From there, he undertook a journey on foot across the country that lasted a year, always deciding on his next course of direction arbitrarily; often naïve and underprepared, he earned what little money he could by playing his violin in public. Encountering all sorts of friendly and fearsome characters along the way, he passed through 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) before being 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 230 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.