In 2018 the original illustrated map of The Hundred Acre Wood, which features in the opening pages of A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh, was sold for a record £430,000.
The 1926 sketch by E.H. Shepard introduced readers to the world of Christopher Robin and his friends.
The map fetched the highest sum of any book illustration sold at auction.
Previously, the record was held by a drawing of A.A.Milne’s characters playing Poohsticks, which sold for £314,500.
As well as depicting the book’s woodland world, the map also features Milne’s much-loved characters including Eeyore, Winnie-The-Pooh and Christopher Robin.
The drawing is littered with misspelt locations, such as “nice for picnicks” and “100 aker wood”, and the illustration is signed off with the words “Drawn by me and Mr Shepard helpd”.
Four other original Winnie-the-Pooh illustrations were sold alongside the map, with the five drawings selling for a combined total of £917,500
You too can have your own 100 Acre map which is reproduced in colour on our site as is our classic print of Playing Poohsticks.