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See the Sketches J.R.R. Tolkien Used to Build Middle-Earth

"Map of Rohan, Gondor, and Mordor" Tolkien used maps such as this one to compute the exact locations of Frodo and Sam as they walked across Emyn Muil and the Dead Marshes and arrived at Mount Doom, so their arrival coincided with the parallel plotlines of other members of the Fellowship.

Lost In Long Forgotten London - If you got lost in the six volumes of Walter Thornbury’s London Old & New you might never find your way out again. Published in the eighteen-seventies, they recall a London which had already vanished in atmospheric engravings that entice the viewer to visit the dirty, shabby, narrow labyrinthine streets leading to Thieving Lane, by way of Butcher’s Row and Bleeding Heart Yard.

Grant Hamilton's illustration of a futuristic city called 'What We Are Coming To' appeared in Judge magazine in 1895. Building 'Imaginary Cities' - CityLab

St Martin’s-Le-Grand, 1760 from St Martin’s-Le-Grand, 1760 via Lost in Long Forgotten London Spitalfields Life

The Coast of Lake Michigan Looks Extra Oceanic in This New 'Linear Map'

Title: Cette arcade qui faisait partie des bâtiments de la Préfecture de Police fut transportée en ... au Musée Carnavalet ou elle figure comme porte d'entrée sur la rue des francs-Bourgeois Designed by: Jules-Adolphe Chauvet Date: 1890