Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island is a highly spatial text, and is notable for the way in which mapping was integral to its composition. In an essay accompanying the text, Stevenson wrote: ‘as I pored upon my map of Treasure Island, the future characters of the book began to appear there visibly among imaginary woods; and their brown faces and bright weapons peeped out upon me from unexpected quarters, as they passed to and fro, fighting and hunting treasure, on these few square inches of a flat projection.’ (‘My First Book’, in Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island, Works (London: Heinemann, 1924).