As a child I only read books with pictures but the ones I loved best had a map usually at the beginning of the book. In Winnie-the-Pooh, there is a map showing the 100 Aker Wood where Pooh Bear lived and the path to Piglet’s house. In Treasure Island, there is a map showing Spyglass Hill and Skeleton Island and X marks the spot where treasure might be found. Later, it was a map of Waldon Pond drawn by Thoreau.
We all have maps in our head or in our pockets and now on our cell phones. Maps showing where we are, where we are going or where we’ve been. I draw maps of cities and landscapes but actually they are maps of my own memories.