The Apple World Map

This specially commissioned map chronicles the apple’s journey across time, geography and cultures, illustrating some of the ways that this humble fruit has enriched human existence and how human care and understanding of nature has helped to shape apples today.

The hand painted watercolour map was commissioned from UK based illustrator Helen Cann.

This map forms the basis for the stories that will be told by Apples & People between January 2021 and May 2023. On a significant date for each episode, an illustrated short Apple Story will open to explore further an aspect of humanity’s close connection with the apple, building a narrative of this astonishing relationship.