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I need to incorporated easy maps of ancient Israel into my writing. I am certainly not able to draw them myself, but I would like them to be very simple, as in the maps drawn in 'The Rings' trilogy. Has anyone had any experience of map drawing? I would be most grateful for some help with this.

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There are people you can find online to do this.  There is also software that can help you make one yourself.

 

My wife recommended I do that with my book.  I actually have one hand-drawn.  However, it WILL be professionally done when I eventually go to publish.

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Thank you, Jeff, yes I had tried Bible mapper etc but all the ones that I have found seem to be too complicated. I would just like a very simple map, or maps, hand-drawn I suppose. I would do it myself, but my drawing is not very good at all. thank you for your answer. God Bless. 

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I don't know if you have a Twitter, but I had a query agent refer me to the user @mapporn who is pretty good at making maps for older dates. I'm sure a quick description of how you want it will be enough for them to help. She gave me the suggestion because she said putting a map up on my website would be good for future agents/publishers. I'm not to that point yet, but it is definitely something that I will do in the future.

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Thank you everyone, your replies have been a great help, and I have followed up on each one of them. Thanks to your ideas I've found a website - https://d-maps.com/carte.php?num_car=336&lang=en which seems to have base maps of Israel. 

I'll need to do a lot more, but its a start!

Also I found a map drawer on Youtube who shows how to draw maps like Tolkien. (apparently, he says,) the later maps in the books were drawn by his, Tolkien's, son -who has recently died, but who was actually a cartographer! My son's a guitarist, so sadly he would only be able to play thoughtful music to me.

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