Recommended Read: The Writers Map
If you're a writer then you need a map. Not just to plot your story but a map of the world you create in your novel.
I recommend you read this book first. It’s full of treasures; maps drawn by writers who will inspire you to draw your own maps.
You can journey with your protagonist in your real or imagined world.
Here's the map I drew of the last part of my protagonist's journey in 1846, as she travelled from Quebec along the Saint Lawrence River to the border between Canada and America on Lake Ontario. then along the canal network to Albany and the Hudson River to New York.