From Graham Balfour's two volume biography of Robert Louis Stevenson, published in New York by Charles Scribner's Sons, 1912.
Though a published author with a respectable reputation, RLS knew when people asked him about his "first book," they referred to Treasure Island. Originally titled "The Sea Cook," Treasure Island began with a map, drawn at the request of his step-son, Lloyd Osbourne, to "write something interesting." When the book went to the publisher, the map accompanied the manuscript, but was lost. RLS set himself the task to recreate it, though it was a difficult job. Maps make good company with many works of fiction, whether Gulliver's Travels or Moby Dick. When will a map of Dublin be a regular feature in an edition of Ulysses? For those entertaining the thought of reading Kidnapped, here's a map for you.