I’ve been commissioned to produce all the maps for Mark Scherer’s new three-volume history of the Community of Christ. The first volume is entitled The Journey of a People: The Era of Restoration, 1820-1844 — and so it covers the period of history the Community of Christ shares with the LDS Church and all other extant Restoration churches. The next volumes will tackle The Era of Reorganization, 1844-1958, and The Era of Community, 1958-Present. Mark Scherer is the Historian of the Church and the book is being published by Herald House (the Community of Christ equivalent of Deseret Book) and the Community of Christ Seminary Press. Although officially billed as “not the official history,” these details give the project a certain official quality.
The volumes will be richly illustrated and I’ve just finished my first draft of all the maps. The maps have yet to be edited, but I’m so excited that I decided to share a low resolution sneak peak here.
North America in Joseph Smith’s Childhood.
The Smiths in New England.
From Vermont to Palmyra, New York.
Palmyra, the Smith Farm, and the Hill Cumorah.
The Area between Palmyra and Harmony.
The Area between Manchester and Fayette.
Ohio’s Western Reserve Region.
The Town of Kirtland.
Route of the Lamanite Mission.
The Lamanite Mission in Indian Country.
The First Plat of Zion (above) and the Second Plat of Zion (below).
Expulsion from Jackson County.
Route of Zion’s Camp.
Proposed Plat of Kirtland.
Northwestern Missouri 1835.
Northwestern Missouri 1836-38.
The 1838 Mormon War in Missouri.
The Vicinity of Nauvoo, Illinois.
Nauvoo at Its Greatest Extent, 1846.
Comments and feedback welcome. We can still make all the fixes we need to. With any luck, the book will be available this April in time for the Restoration Studies / Sunstone Midwest Symposium. Otherwise look for it early this summer.