It is a massive, detailed infographic in the form of a map, that visualizes more than 4 millenia of literary authors and their masterpieces, showing how the multitudes of diverse literary genres sprouted, branched and eventually evolved to their modern state. It's roughly divided to 5 main sectors, each one wholly dedicated to prose, poetry, drama, non-fiction or even comic books.
Although it might appear hallucinatorily complex at a first glance, Map of the Literature is more simple and straightforward than it looks like.Every literary movement and a genre is its own continental realm. Every single dot on the map on the map represents a single author, and every tiny rhombus a single literary work. It takes just a few seconds to spot dozens of the best selling and most talented authors and their works
The map unfolds from its very center outwards, beginning with the most ancient literature of Sumer and Egypt, and eventually reaching modernism, postmodernism and the current day.
A more detailed explanation and a brief walkthrough through every segment of the map can be found on my website,
Designed in a grandiose and detailed beaux-arts style with a hint of baroque, this map is guaranteed to be a grand attention-grabbing centerpiece of any room!