I'm not a big fan of fantasy novels but I'd definitely read one about the cartographers and surveyors who have to go around and make the map you see in the front of the book. I know this novel is out there--what is it?
@leonardr If it exists, it's title OUGHT to be "Here Be Dragons".
@leonardr The Steerswoman series! Making maps isn't the focus of the story but it's all about the broader task of discovering and spreading information, both individually and as an organisation.
@sqbr Thank you for the recommendation!
@leonardr The Steerswoman series is certainly close! Librarian archivist explorers.