I was recently commissioned by Terryl L. Givens, Matthew J. Grow, and Oxford University Press to produce a new series of maps for their upcoming biography, Parley P. Pratt: The St. Paul of Mormonism (scheduled for release in October of this year). There’s been no skimping on the maps — the volume will include ten full maps plus insets.
In keeping with the title, the bulk of the maps focus on the missionary journeys of the peripatetic Pratt. The vision of the authors, which I attempted to fulfill, was to produce a series of maps almost reminiscent of the maps at the back of LDS Bibles that show the missionary journeys of the Apostle Paul.
Arguably early Mormonism’s most beloved apostle, Parley was a hard-working, well-traveled, and successful missionary — and the comparison with Paul seems apt.
The authors were a pleasure to work with and the project was a lot of fun. I’m looking forward to reading the completed volume — look for it this fall!