Throughout the World of Isles maps are made of lattice-works of thin strips lashed together. Some of the strips represent the lines of latitude above which conspicuous stars pass. Others mark the sets of points from which Indarian is observed to have a given elevation. Others yet mark currents and prevailing winds. Pebbles and shells tied or stuck to the lattice represent islands and atolls. It would perhaps be more convenient for the Gehennese to draw their maps on papyrus, but the traditional maps are favoured by seafarers, perhaps because they are water-resistant, and common usage is dictated at sea.

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