By Steve Kovacs (Introduction by Chuck Gibson)

LOVELAND, OH (February 2, 2022) – In Issue 2022-022 of Steve Kovacs Fun with Maps, we celebrate the centennial birthday of the author of a day in the life.


Today is the 100th anniversary of the publication of James Joyce’s Ulysses.

The novel was first serialized and then published in its entirety on this date in 1922, James Joyce’s 40th birthday.

The novel is considered by most literary critics to be the epitome of modernist literature and ranks in the greatest novels ever written.

Ulysses records the ordinary day of June 16, 1904, in the life of Dubliner Leopold Bloom. The reader follows Leopold’s actions, thoughts, and insignificant moments in a stream of consciousness style that holds allusions to other great works and follows the structure of Homer’s Odyssey.

The book has had such a great impact that James Joyce fans gather in Dublin on June 16th every year to celebrate Bloomsday.

This map of Ireland, also known as Eire, is by Tanner from 1836.

Map of Ireland – 1836 (Credit Steve Kovacs)

Steve Kovacs and his wife Theresa reside in Loveland, Ohio where they raised their two children. He is a passionate collector of antique maps.

Visit his antique map boutique world-on-paper online. Watch for his daily feature Steve Kovacs: Antique Maps & Fun Facts here on Loveland Beacon.