At least something useful happened today. They isn't perfect, but they is blank map templates complete with latitude and longitude:
All ready for continents to be drawn in and everything. As to scale, as Efrique asked, hellifiknow. One first has to determine the size of the world, I suppose.
Thanks to all of you who commented on the last post regarding map templates! It's nice to know you're there - especially when I'm squinting at a screen, filling in fiddly bits and wondering just what the fuck I'm doing. Even if all it did was make you giggle at my silliness, it was worth it.