Star Trek Maps
Box art
AuthorsJeffrey Maynard, John Upton, et al.
IllustratorsJeffrey Maynard, Michael McMaster, et al.
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
GenreScience fiction
PublisherBantam Books
Publication date
August 1980
Media typePrint
Pages31 pp., 4 maps
ISBN0-553-01202-9

Star Trek Maps is a reference work demonstrating the stellar cartography and navigation system featured on the Star Trek television series, written from an in-universe perspective. It was published by Bantam Books in August 1980, and licensed by Paramount Pictures.

The box set included four four-color wall maps, and an instructional booklet from the "Technical Publications Section" of Starfleet Command.

Production

A number of artists contributed to the production of the booklet, and wall maps. Many of the contributors would work on later Star Trek productions.

A number of the artists who worked on Star Trek Maps were involved with other Star Trek productions. Michael McMaster self-published blueprint of the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) as "Galactic Designs and Productions."[1] Geoffrey Mandel would later become a member of the art department for Star Trek Generations, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager. Lee Cole worked as a scenic artist and set designer for the un-produced Phase II television series, and he later joined the crews of Star Trek: The Motion Picture and The Wrath of Khan. Rick Sternbach was a production illustrator for The Motion Picture, and later for The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager. Larry Nemecek was an uncredited consultant.

Contents

Star Trek Maps box set contains four four-color wall maps, and a 31-page staple-bound booklet.[2]

Reception

William A. Barton of The Space Gamer noted "Star Trek fans of Earth owe a vote of thanks to designer Jeffrey Maynard and to Bantam for taking the time to release these… They should prove a worthwhile purchase to anyone interested in the Star Trek universe."[2]

According to Memory Alpha, maps from the set were featured as part of the 1992 Star Trek exhibition presented by the National Air & Space Museum.

Larry Nemecek created a similarly in-depth package of wall maps and encyclopedic booklet in Stellar Cartography: The Starfleet Reference Library (2013). The maps and text were updated by Nemecek to include information from other Star Trek spin-off series, and films released since 1980, combined with material he contributed to Star Trek: Star Charts (2002).

References

  1. ^ Bernard-Guignard (2013-09-08). "Hard Copy Blueprint Listing - Treknographics101". www.tapatalk.com. Retrieved 2018-01-04.
  2. ^ a b Barton, William A. (Dec 1980). Johnson, Forrest (ed.). "Capsule Reviews". Reviews. The Space Gamer. No. 34. Austin, Texas: The Space Gamer. p. 34. ISSN 0194-9977.