The Cartographers’ Guild is a forum created by and for map makers and aficionados, a place where every aspect of cartography can be admired, examined, learned, and discussed. Our membership consists of professional designers and artists, hobbyists, and amateurs—all are welcome to join and participate in the quest for cartographic skill and knowledge.
Although we specialize in maps of fictional realms, as commonly used in both novels and games (both tabletop and role-playing), many Guild members are also proficient in historical and contemporary maps. Likewise, we specialize in computer-assisted cartography (such as with GIMP, Adobe apps, Campaign Cartographer, Dundjinni, etc.), although many members here also have interest in maps drafted by hand.
If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ. You will have to register before you can post or view full size images in the forums.
Entry for December '10 Monthly Challenge.
I like the way you named regions by twisting existing names. Do you know what Ghorastan means? Depending on the transcription it could be horse-land or white people's land
Why keep Albion as such though?
Ghorastan could actually work for both translations - settled by 'Europeans', and I had a thought that the region was famed for horses.
I kept Albion because it's well-enough known as another name for England/Britain to let people know what its supposed to be analogous to, but exotic-sounding enough to use on a fantasy map.
I like it
Especially it to be pleasant to me as you have deformed Russia in Россиян, it is very conformable with the name in a native language (Россиянин\Русский\Russian), I know the cities of Voronezhs and Ryazan