A thoughtfully designed 1957 literary map of the United States by Muriel and Jim Collins, showcasing important works of literature, folklore, and famous songs from across the nation, based on the America Reads anthology "The United States in Literature."
This engaging map, titled "A Literary Map of the United States," highlights the rich literary heritage of the nation by placing notable works in their corresponding geographic locations. Alongside each entry, the map features small illustrations that visually represent the essence of the work, be it a piece of folklore, such as Paul Bunyan, or a famous song like "The Arkansas Traveler," which served as the state song of Arkansas during the mid-twentieth century.
Created by Muriel and Jim Collins, the map demonstrates the pair's artistic skills and attention to detail in its presentation of the literary landscape of the United States. Their meticulous research and curation of literary works provide a valuable resource for those interested in American literature and its regional influences. The map was published by Scott, Foresman and Company.