For Mortals, by Norman Rush (Knopf 2003). Originally published in grayscale. Map copyright © Norman Rush.

For All the Blood in Brooklyn, by Charlie Huston (Ballantine, 20107). Map copyright © David Lindroth Inc.  Beginning with No Dominion, our maps for the Joe Pitt Casebook series were designed to appear as real map fragments covered with Joe's notes, as well as coffee stains (and worse). An example of dystopian grunge style.

Endpaper map for Gentlemen of the Road, by Michael Chabon (Ballantine, 2007); a decorative but still accurate reference map used in a swashbuckling adventure novel.  Map copyright © David Lindroth Inc.  This map was designed as a duotone, and is an example of pictorial relief.

For Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens (Map copyright © Readers Digest Association, Inc. 1985).  Some of the places shown on the map are real and well documented; many are fictional and could be placed only by a close-reading of the text. 

For Hadji Murad, by Leo Tolstoy (Modern Library, 2003). Map copyright © David Lindroth Inc.

For Cliffs of Despair, by Tom Hunt (Random House, 2006)). Map copyright © David Lindroth Inc. 2006.  This book was a non-fiction work, but the pictorial style and bird's-eye perspective would work well for many fictional projects.

For Age of Myth, by Michael J. Sullivan (Del Rey, 2016). Map copyright © David Lindroth Inc. 2016. A imaginary world, fleshed out from the author's sketch.

For Treasure Island, by John Louis Stephenson (Map copyright © Readers Digest Association, Inc. 1985). This version was based on a close reading of the text, not on any previously published maps. This map was drawn in pen & ink on illustration board.  

Watercolor for use in a young-adult novel. Originally published in grayscale, shown here as a duotone. Map copyright © David Lindroth Inc. 1986.