Halfway and not a moment to lose.

Written by on August 7, 2012, 9:15 am

Wish me joy! I have passed the halfway point in my epic project to map the events of the Aubreyad, the Napoleonic Age of Sail novels by Patrick O'Brian.

In a few months I will have been mapping the books for six years and, at my current rate of sail, I will be mapping for another eleven. I am thoroughly enjoying the process and even more so when I hear from other fans of the books. If you are one such, please get in touch on my guestbook.

Right now I have completed maps of the following books:

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Mapping of Treason's Harbour Complete

Written by on July 20, 2012, 7:54 am

My map of the events in Treasons Harbour is complete. Despite the massive distraction of starting work at goCatch, I still managed to finish within a year which puts me on track to finish all the books in 2022.

A few fictional locations at key points in the book gave pause, but I am getting better at accepting that I can't pinpoint every location exactly and making my educated guesses more quickly. Looking forward to The Far Side of the World.

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Jack Aubrey as the Reddit alien

Written by on July 26, 2011, 1:18 pm

A small thank you for the kind words from those lovely folks over at the Aubrey Maturin Sub Reddit .

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Mapping of The Ionian Mission Complete

Written by on July 21, 2011, 2:25 pm

My map of the events in The Ionian Mission is complete. From blockade in the Worcester, a return to dear Suprise and an encounter with the three Beys.

When I finished The Surgeons Mate, after an 18 month slog on that book, I decided to make a concerted effort to finish this one sooner. I am as proud as Lucifer (upon my soul) that my schedule of weekly updates has allowed me to finished this map in a year and a day. There was lots of guess work on this one, with fictional ports from the north coast of Africa to the Ionian shore, but I hope my logic has resulted in charts that reflect the events reasonably well.

I have linked to Charles Keller's wonderful map and article of the Torgud, Kitabi & Suprise engagement, as it was a huge help in the final stages of the book. Although I differ slightly with him on the location of that battle.

At this prodigious rate I will be finished in eleven years, so on to Treason's Harbour. Wish me luck.

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Patrick O'Brian Mapping Project Sponsorship

Written by on May 3, 2011, 1:18 pm

I am very happy to announce that Art Marine has decided to sponsor the Patrick O'Brian Mapping Project. I have spent the last five years working on my site and their help is very much appreciated.

If you are a fan of Patrick O'Brian or the Napoleonic age of sail, you should go and check out some of their amazing prints, Remarques and oil paintings.

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