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Tony Hillerman's Indian Country Map and Guide Paperback – Dec 1999


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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Time Traveler Maps (December 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1892040018
  • ISBN-13: 978-1892040015
  • Product Dimensions: 24.8 x 12.4 x 1.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 68 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,139,111 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"From now on, whenever Leaphorn gazes at his office map, this reader will have his Hillerman map at hand" -- Charlie Langdon, Durango Herald 11/**/98

"I have the advantage of being able to judge the cartographer's art from experience on the ground, and I can attest that this is a nifty map that any map collector, and any Hillerman fan, will want" -- Robin W. Winks, Boston Sunday Globe 05/02/99

"Map-Maker Captures Beauty of Navajo Land" -- Leslie Linthicum, Albuquerque Journal 01/03/99

About the Author

The production of Tony Hillerman's Indian Country Map & Guide has involved a cast with diverse and creative backgrounds.

The producer, or "Maestro" for this publication is the owner and founder of Time Traveler Maps, Frank Lister. His life long experiences as a planner and designer of parks and touring programs, combined with his involvement with native cultures both as an archeological worker and developer of educational tools has provide him with the conceptual foundation for orchestrating the Hillerman map. As with other Time Traveler products, Lister has assembled a team of experts around him to produce this unique thematic map.

The primary player in this endeavor it the best selling author Tony Hillerman. Research and editing was conducted by Florence C. Lister who is a foremost authority and highly published author on Southwest archaeology. Digital topography: Ken Perry of Chalk Butte, Inc in Boulder Wyoming and Cartographer Mark Stroud of Moon Street Cartography in Durango, Colorado added the line-work , text and icons. Illustrator Peter Thorpe (illustrator for the Hillerman series) designed the cover and embellished original art around the map. Graphic design and layout was produced by Creative Conspiracy in Durango, Colorado. Printed by map specialists at Signature Printing in Toronto, Canada.

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Too bad for me this came out after I'd read the books. Lucky you if you haven't read most of the books yet.
You can't use any old map as a companion for the Hillerman series, because most maps use criteria that don't fit sparsely populated areas or Navajo culture. Typical maps of the entire reservation portray it as mostly empty space.
The legendary AAA map that Leaphorn uses in the mysteries is excellent, but more detail than you need if you just want to follow along with the books. It also doesn't include fictitious features like "Short Mountain". (The "Guide to Indian Country" is free for AAA members. Not all offices carry it; I got mine from the Phoenix office.)
Another reviewer complained that this isn't a real map because it concentrates on places in the Hillerman series. But if you're just reading the series, that's exactly what you want: a specialized companion to the books.
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When I ordered this map, I think I was expecting Lt. Leaphorn's legendary crime map. I didn't get it and I think my overly high expectations have kept me from enjoying this map as much as I might have. The map has some problems. I don't care for the oblique view. Some of the border art is not that well done and it's distracting. I wish they hadn't put the compass points diagram in the middle of the map. The map does have pretty much all the real places mentioned in Hillerman's books (I'm going to give up looking for Short Mountain). Now that I have this map I'm going to have to go back and reread all the books and find all the places that weren't in my Rand McNally atlas. There are some serious spoilers (especially for People of Darkness) in the site descriptions on the back. So be careful if you haven't read all the books yet.
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This isn't really a map; it's an artistic drawing of the area, concentrating on places in the Hillerman series. If you're a huge fan, you may want to make it into a wall poster; but for a real map of the area, get what Leaphorn himself uses - the AAA map of Indian Country. It's free, far more detailed, and far more accurate. At $... this would be a nice addition; but at this price I felt ripped off. Get the AAA map instead and save the money.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
[SEE 2ND EDITION] Very useful companion to the mysteries Jan. 25 2002
By A Reader - Published on Amazon.com
[ A SECOND EDITION IS NOW AVAILABLE! ! ! ! ]

Too bad for me this came out after I'd read most of Hillerman's mystery books. Lucky you if you haven't read them yet.

You can't use any old map as a companion for the Hillerman series, because most maps use criteria that don't fit sparsely populated areas or Navajo culture. Typical maps of the entire reservation portray it as mostly empty space.

The legendary AAA map that Leaphorn uses in the mysteries is excellent, but more detail than you need if you just want to follow along with the books. It also doesn't include fictitious features like "Short Mountain". (The "Guide to Indian Country" is free for AAA members. Not all offices carry it; I got mine from the Phoenix office.)

Another reviewer complained that this isn't a real map because it concentrates on places in the Hillerman series. But if you're just reading the series, that's exactly what you want: a specialized companion to the books.
21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Overpriced art, not a map Aug. 16 2001
By Mechazawa - Published on Amazon.com
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This isn't really a map; it's an artistic drawing of the area, concentrating on places in the Hillerman series. If you're a huge fan, you may want to make it into a wall poster; but for a real map of the area, get what Leaphorn himself uses - the AAA map of Indian Country. It's free, far more detailed, and far more accurate. At $... this would be a nice addition; but at this price I felt ripped off. Get the AAA map instead and save the money.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
I had such high expectations.... Feb. 14 2001
By R. Reed - Published on Amazon.com
When I ordered this map, I think I was expecting Lt. Leaphorn's legendary crime map. I didn't get it and I think my overly high expectations have kept me from enjoying this map as much as I might have. The map has some problems. I don't care for the oblique view. Some of the border art is not that well done and it's distracting. I wish they hadn't put the compass points diagram in the middle of the map. The map does have pretty much all the real places mentioned in Hillerman's books (I'm going to give up looking for Short Mountain). Now that I have this map I'm going to have to go back and reread all the books and find all the places that weren't in my Rand McNally atlas. There are some serious spoilers (especially for People of Darkness) in the site descriptions on the back. So be careful if you haven't read all the books yet.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This Is The Perfect Companion Map And Guide To Bring To Life Jan. 20 2009
By Aung Htun - Published on Amazon.com
"No other contemporary writer knows the Southwest like Tony Hillerman.
Now, for the first time, events, locations, and quotations taken from each Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn mystery can be traced in one of America's most majestic and haunting landscapes.

Whether a first time reader or an avid fan,
THIS IS THE PERFECT COMPANION MAP AND GUIDE TO BRING TO LIFE each of the Hillerman Indian Country mysteries."
[from the map]

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