Hand-Drawn Maps

Take a peek into my word-building process through the hand-drawn maps I made for locations throughout the first book of The Sibylline Chronicles.

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The opening battle at Alexandria’s Necropolis Harbor.
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Inside Elisheba’s house – the setting of Chapter 2. I needed to understand the layout of Elisheba’s home in order for Hypatia and others to move through it. Continuity was my goal.

The quality of the maps evolved quickly after I scored some fantastic map-making paper.

Rough map of Alexandria, Egypt in 391 c.e. While I will do a more detailed version of the city down the road, this one is so that I could trace the route Hypatia took from the house of Elisheba in the Jewish Quarter to the Serapeum near the South Wall of Alexandria.
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The temple complex of The Serapeum in Alexandria, Egypt. Chapter 5. I made this one so that I could accurately map the course of Hypatia as she made her way through the temple complex.
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The port at Aphrodisium (modern-day Mahida, Tunisia). Chapter 8.
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The ancient city of Thysdrus (modern-day El-Jem, Tunisia.)
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North Africa circa 391 c.e.  with a focus on Africa Proconsularis and a little homage. 🙂
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Ancient Sufetula (modern-day Sbeitla, Tunisia)