The map of Kholinar looks like a lion's head. Is that an allusion to Caemlyn?
Brandon Sanderson (paraphrased)
It was not a conscious decision to make it look like Caemlyn. The city shapes are based on cymatic patterns that have deep-rooted origins in the history of Roshar. I may make a lot of unconscious allusions, but something like the Misted Mountains are a conscious reference.