AWDRY, The Rev. W. (author). Railway Map of the Island of Sodor: Where Thomas The Tank Engine and his friends have their Adventures. London; Edmund Ward (Publishers), Ltd. 1958.
Large folding map (557 x 291mm), laid down on linen as issued, and contained within a pictorial card cover; illustrated in full and delightful auto-lithographic colour with pictorial border depicting the various train characters; a remarkably fresh copy, both externally and internally, wth the printed price of 2s 6d to inner upper cover.
First edition. The Reverend Awdry created an imaginary island called Sodor on which to locate his famous railway system. It lies between the Isle of Man and the North West Coast of England, with connections to the mainland. The map contains an elaborate set of references to precisely situate the adventures he describes in his books.