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What is the name of the map that is like a legend, but in actual map form? It's a fictional map that shows all of the features being shown (usually in an atlas) and usually has mountains on one side and ocean on the other.

I can't remember the name of these maps and it is driving me crazy!



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A natural legend? A diagram?
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A natural legend? A diagram?

Fictional landscape?
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natural legend. Definitely; a natural legend.
Admittedly, it is hardly "natural", but what really is?
I think I have also seen it labeled a 'sample map' on some actual maps.
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