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Endpaper map for Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917–1947, by Bruce Hoffman (Knopf 2015).  Map Copyright © David Lindroth Inc.  Originally published in grayscale, this image was converted to duotone for this appearance.

For Our Man in Charleston: Britain's Secret Agent in the Civil War South, by Christopher Dickey (Crown, 2015). Copyright © Christopher Dickey.

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. 2007.  This map was designed as a duotone, and is an example of pictorial relief.

For Washington’s Spies, by Alexander Rose (© Bantam Dell 2007); drawn to emulate an eighteenth century original, with roads and labels edited to focus on places featured in the book.

Manhattan in 1777, also for Washington’s Spies, by Alexander Rose (© Bantam Dell 2007), likewise drawn to emulate a particular eighteenth century original.

The same subject as the Washington's Spies, but redrawn for use in the website accompanying the aMC series TURN, adapted from Rose's book. Copyright © aMC (American Movie Channel).

A colorized detail from a grayscale map designed for New York Burning: Liberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan, by Jill Lepore (Knopf, 2005). Map copyright © Jill Lepore.  This map superimposes a rendering of 18th-century New York on the present-day plan; site and street names have been edited to suit the text.

Drawn for The Exchange Artist: A Tale of High-Flying Speculation and America’s First Banking Collapse, by Jane Kamensky (Viking, 2008). Map copyright © Jane Kamensky.  Another map originally designed in grayscale; re-styling Adobe Illustrator vector maps is easy, particularly if the original file is rationally layered.  

For Steam Coffin: Captain Moses Rogers and the Steamship Savannah Break the Barrier, by John Laurence Busch (Map copyright © Hodos Historia LLC, 2010). This map recreates a portion of an atlas plate from the early nineteenth century.  In 1819 the Savannah was the first steamship to cross the Atlantic in a journey from Savannah to St. Petersburg, Russia, via Liverpool, England.

For In Europe's Shadow: Two Cold Wars and a Thirty-Year Journey Through Romania and Beyond, by Robert D. Kaplan (Random House, 2016).  Map copyright © David Lindroth Inc.

From Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation, by Dan Fagin. (Bantam, 2013). Map copyright © David Lindroth Inc.  This map would also be a useful reference for readers of Neal Stephenson's 'ecothriller' Zodiac, in which the catastrophe at Toms River appears in a fictional guise.  Fagin's book is a real-life thriller, particularly for those of use who have spent summers swimming in these waters.

For The Last Forest: The Amazon in the Age of Globalization, by Mark London & Brian Kelly (Random House 2007). Map copyright © David Lindroth Inc.  At first this looked to be a routine adaptation of one of our archived travel maps, until we found that many of the requested labels did not appear on standard reference maps.  Online research soon revealed that these were usually places where some social or ecological atrocity had occurred, precise locations to be deduced from written descriptions.

Overview map for America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History, by Andrew J. Bacevich (Random House, 2016). Copyright© Andrew J. Bacevich.

Competing claims to the South China Sea, from Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific, by Robert D. Kaplan (Random House, 2014. Map copyright © David Lindroth Inc. 

From Saviors and Survivors: Darfur, Politics, and the War on Terror, © Mahmoud Mamdani (Doubleday, 2009). Map copyright © David Lindroth Inc.

From Middletown, America: One Town's Passage from Trauma to Hope, by Gail Sheehy (Random House, 2003).  Map copyright © David Lindroth Inc.  Sheehy explores the effects of 9/11 on a New Jersey town that lost nearly fifty residents to the terrorist attack..

The Iranian Plateau, from The Ends of the Earth: A Journey at the Dawn of the 21st Century, by Robert D. Kaplan (Random House, 1996). Map copyright © David Lindroth Inc.  A prescient view of regions that have become more volatile since the book's publication.

Key Issues at Dayton (colorized), from To End a War, by Richard Holbrooke (Random House, 1998).  Maps Copyright © David Lindroth Inc.

Map of Belize from The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw: One Woman's Fight to Save the World's Most Beautiful Bird, by Bruce Barcott (Random House, 2007). Map copyright © David Lindroth Inc.

From Enrique's Journey: The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother, by Sonia Nazario (Random House, 2006).  Map Copyright © David Lindroth Inc.

Detail from classroom poster entitled United States Diversity: The Census Is a Portrait of the Entire Country, a joint project of the Census Bureau and Scholastic Inc.  Copyright © Scholastic 2010.

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. 

TRAVEL MAP PORTFOLIOS

 Click to see a portfolio of maps created for Fodors  (Map copyright © Fodors Travel Publications).

Click to see a portfolio of maps created for Fodors (Map copyright © Fodors Travel Publications).

 Click image to view a portfolio of maps created for   Little Black Books  travel guides (Peter Pauper Press, maps copyright © David Lindroth Inc.).

Click image to view a portfolio of maps created for Little Black Books travel guides (Peter Pauper Press, maps copyright © David Lindroth Inc.).

 Click to view a portfolio created for Delta, British Air & Lufthansa in-flight menus (Map copyright © O'Sullivan Menu Publishing).

Click to view a portfolio created for Delta, British Air & Lufthansa in-flight menus (Map copyright © O'Sullivan Menu Publishing).

 Click image to view a portfolio of maps created for  Let's Go Guides (Harvard Student Agencies, map copyright © St. Martins Press).

Click image to view a portfolio of maps created for Let's Go Guides (Harvard Student Agencies, map copyright © St. Martins Press).

 Click image to view a portfolio of maps created for the NYCVB and other travel-related projects.  Map copyright © David Lindroth Inc.

Click image to view a portfolio of maps created for the NYCVB and other travel-related projects.  Map copyright © David Lindroth Inc.

We had done a few maps for Fodors in the summer of 1987.  These were done as old-style layered mechanicals (Rapidograph ink lines on Herculene, labels pasted on a registered overlay, Amberlith overlays if gray fill areas were needed for water or land).  The next time Fabrizio LaRocca called needing a few more maps for their 1988 China book we suggested using the newly released Adobe Illustrator, which we had just installed on our Mac Plus.  Fortunately Fodors was still using Helvetica and Times, which were among the limited number of PostScript fonts available in late ’87. In January 1988 we contracted to provide all new Illustrator maps for the new Gold Guides series, designed by Massimo Vignelli.  Vignelli’s design relied on Futura and Century type families which were fortuitously released by Adobe in December of ’87.  Since that time we have created thousands of maps for the Gold Guides, FlashMaps, CityGuides, and Escapes series, as well as maps used in on-demand tour guides for cruise ship vacationers.

Gold Guides

All maps on this page are copyright © Fodors Travel Publications

Escape Guides

Flashmaps

CityGuides

Compass Guides

Cruise Handout mAPS 

     

All maps on this page are copyright © David Lindroth Inc.

All maps on this page were originally created for and copyrighted © by St. Martin's Press.

We created a number of city and country maps for Delta Airlines in-flight menus.  The O’Sullivan concept was that advertising space would be more valuable if the menu also contained a travel guide (with maps) for the destination city.  We were preparing a set of British Air menu maps for destinations in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia when 9/11 put an abrupt end to the project.  All maps on this page are copyright © O'Sullivan Menu Publishing.

NYC and Company (New York ConventioN & Visitors Bureau)

We began providing maps to the NYCVB in 1991, working initially through Warren Kremer Advertising, followed by Where Publications (Toronto) and later Forbes (New York).  All these NYCVB maps are copyright © David Lindroth Inc.  

MANHATTAN TEAR-OFF MAPS (2011)  These two maps (above and right) were distributed to information centers in pad form.  Visitors could get directions from agents who could write instructions or tips on the map, tear off the sheet so the person could take it with them.

Our maps were used in a variety of NYCVB publications, including the Meeting planning Guides, the Visitors' Guides, the stand-alone tourist map, and also in very simplified form on the web.

In 1991 we were asked to render major points of interest in Manhattan.  Later the buildings were removed, the maps became more densely bulleted, and the color palette and typography changed several times.

OTHER TRAVEL-RELATED PROJECTS

Phantom Gourmet Guide to Boston's Best Restaurants (St. Martins Griffin, 2006). Copyright © Phantom Gourmet. Colorized.

From CityWalks Barcelona (Chronicle Press, 2007).  Map copyright © David Lindroth Inc.  The product is a boxed set of 50 walking tour cards with map on the card front and itinerary on the back.

Map of South America for the tour operator Travel Impressions.  Map copyright © David Lindroth Inc. These maps appear in their printed brochures and online.

For a Herbalife Nutrition in-house travel guide.  Map copyright © David Lindroth Inc.

From Peter Meltzer's Passport to New York Restaurants (multiple editions).  Map copyright © David Lindroth Inc.

SHADED RELIEF

For The Vast Unknown: Americas First Ascent of Everest, by Broughton Coburn (Crown 2013). Map © Broughton Coburn.

One of thirteen maps for The Liberator, by Alex Kershaw (Crown, 2012).  Map copyright © Alex Kershaw.  Liberator describes the World War II route of the 157th Infantry from Sicily, to Salerno, Anzio, and Rome, then up the Rhône Saone valley, through the Vosges, and finally into Bavaria and Dachau.

For In Europe's Shadow: Two Cold Wars and a Thirty-Year Journey Through Romania and Beyond, by Robert D. Kaplan (Random House, 2016).  Map copyright © David Lindroth Inc..

PICTORIAL RELIEF

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 Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship, by Robert Kurson (Random House, 2015). Map copyright © David Lindroth Inc.

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

For Treasure Island, by John Louis Stephenson (Map copyright © Readers Digest Association, Inc. 1985). 

For Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest, by Wade Davis, (Knopf, 2016). Map copyright © Wade Davis.  This is a colorized detail from the "Inner Massif" map, showing the Mallory expedition's final approaches to Everest from the north.  At the time Tibet was open to the British, Nepal was not.

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

HACHURE RELIEF

From California Serendipity: The Thousand Mile Summer Revisited, by Andreas M. Cohrs. Map Copyright © 2012 David Lindroth Inc.  Cohrs repeated Colin Fletcher's route described in The Thousand-Mile Summer: In Desert and High Sierra (1964).

From Eagles and Empire: The United States, Mexico, and the Struggle for a Continent, by David M. Clary.  Maps copyright ©  David Lindroth Inc. Most of our hachure work is done with the custom font Mount David we created back in the 1990s. The hachure type is usually converted to outlines in the final version of the map.

From California Serendipity: The Thousand Mile Summer Revisited, by Andreas M. Cohrs. Map copyright © David Lindroth Inc.  Cohrs asked us to do the maps for this book because we had worked on several of Colin Fletchers books.

Copyright © David Lindroth Inc.

Copyright © David Lindroth Inc.

Copyright © David Lindroth Inc.

Copyright © 2010 Scholastic Inc.

Copyright © 2010 Hodos Historia LLC 

Copyright © 1996 Facts On File

Copyright © 1996 Facts On File

Copyright © 2010 Scholastic Inc.

Copyright © 2011 Wade Davis

Copyright © 2015 David Lindroth Inc.

For The Rise of Rome, by Anthony Everitt  (Random House, 2012).  Copyright © David Lindroth Inc.

For Sky Stone, by Homer Hickam (Dell, 2001). Map copyright © Homer Hickam.

For Jane and His Lordship’s Legacy, by Stephanie Barron (Bantam, 2005). Map copyright © Stephanie Barron.

For a website accompanying the aMC series The Walking Dead. Copyright © 2015 aMC (American Movie Channel).

For Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest, by Wade Davis, (Knopf, 2016). Map copyright © Wade Davis.

Copyright © David Lindroth Inc.

From Born On A Mountaintop: On the Road with Davy Crockett and the Ghosts of the Wild Frontier, by Bob Thompson (Crown, 2012). Illustration copyright © David Lindroth Inc.

From an educational program developed by Scholastic in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau in preparation for the 2010 census.  Copyright © 2010 Scholastic Inc.

For The Rise of Rome, by Anthony Everitt  (Random House, 2012).  Copyright © 2012 David Lindroth Inc.

From Isaac's Army: A Story of Courage and Survival in Nazi-Occupied Poland, by Matthew Brzezinski, (Random House, 2012).  Map copyright © David Lindroth Inc. 

From Taming Your Outer Child: Overcoming Self-Sabotage—the Aftermath of Abandonment, by Susan Anderson (Ballantine, 2012).  Illustration copyright © David Lindroth Inc.

From The Little Black Book of Walt Disney World, by Rona Gindin (Peter Pauper Press, 2008).  Map copyright © David Lindroth Inc.

From The Western Experience, by Chambers, et al. Copyright © McGraw Hill, 1994 & 1999.

For Victoria the Queen, by Julia Baird (Random House, 2016).  Copyright © David Lindroth Inc.

From Let's Go Spain.  Copyright © St. Martin's Press.

Copyright © Fodors Travel Publications

For The Hostage Taker, by Stefanie Pintoff (Bantam, 2015).  Map copyright © 2015 David Lindroth Inc. 

Copyright © Fodors Travel Publications

Map drawn for a high-end real-estate development. Map copyright © Pentagram.

A section of a map for Citibank showing ATMs accessible to their card-holders, distinguishing Citibank offices from 7-Elevens and other venues. Copyright © Wunderman.

Created for the Manhattan design firm Eye For Design as part of a Bankers Trust commercial real estate promotion. Map copyright © David Lindroth Inc.

For a commercial real estate promotion. Map copyright © Isaacs and Company.

For a commercial real estate promotion, commissioned by Roberts & John, Parsippany, NJ. Map copyright © David Lindroth Inc.

For a resort in the Netherlands Antilles. Map copyright © Warren Kremer Advertising.

Commissioned by the NYCVB (NYC and Company) as part of a pitch to the NFL for a Super Bowl in manhattan.  This proposal was part of a wider effort to bring the 2012 Summer Olympics to New York.  The West Side Stadium was never built and the site is now being developed as the Hudson Yards project. Map copyright © David Lindroth Inc.

For a corporate relations publication; the author of this article was using a biological metaphor (think rotifera) to describe the growth of small companies into global 'empires.' The watercolor effects were achieved using ink outlines on the front and markers on the back of a sheet of prepared acetate.  We first used this technique to design an art style for the Readers Digest book How To Do Just About Anything.  Illustration above copyright © Peat Marwick.

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

Game environment. Copyright © Mason Lindroth.

For Tower of Shadows, by Drew C. Bowling (Del Rey, 2006).  Another imaginary world, developed from the author's sketch. Map copyright © Drew C. Bowling.

Game environment. Copyright © Mason Lindroth.

Elements of a game environment. Copyright © Mason Lindroth.

Game environment. Copyright © Mason Lindroth.

TEXTBOOK MAPS

The Balkans, 1878–1914, from The Western Experience, by Chambers, et al. Copyright © McGraw Hill, 1994 & 1999.

Areas of Fighting, 1618–1660, from The Western Experience, by Chambers, et al. Copyright © McGraw Hill, 1994 & 1999.

Contemporary Europe, from The Western Experience, by Chambers, et al. Copyright © McGraw Hill, 1994 & 1999.

CLASSROOM POSTERS

This and the poster at right were from an educational program developed by Scholastic in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau in preparation for the 2010 census.  Copyright © 2010 Scholastic Inc.

A joint project of Newsweek and the U.S. State Department.  Copyright © 2005 Newsweek Inc.

Copyright © Newsweek Inc.

Copyright © Newsweek Inc.

Copyright © Newsweek Inc.

Copyright © Newsweek Inc.

 Site plan and locator maps for Capella Marigot Bay resort brochure.  © David Lindroth Inc.

Site plan and locator maps for Capella Marigot Bay resort brochure. © David Lindroth Inc.

Thirty maps for Ron White's American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant (Random House, 2016).  These four maps have been colorized for display here; all are copyright © 2016 David Lindroth Inc.

Six maps for The Rise of Athens, by Anthony Everitt  (Random House, 2016).  Map copyright © David Lindroth Inc.

Two maps for A Hero of France, by Alan Furst.  (Random House, 2016).  Map copyright © David Lindroth Inc.

Seven maps and one family tree for Victoria the Queen, by Julia Baird (Random House, 2016).  Map copyright © 2016 David Lindroth Inc.

Three maps for As Good As Dead, by Stephen Moore (Map copyright © Penguin, 2016).