View Full Version : My First Map

08-30-2011, 10:14 PM
This is the first map I've made since I've joined here a day ago. I've decided to stop using Paint, so this is my first time using only Inkscape for a map.


Basically, Noravea is on a fictional continent in the Atlantic, and was one of the 13 Colonies (Mostly the area around Columbia was part of the Colony). It was the 13th Colony (With there just being one Carolina), and became one of the first states to join the Union. In 1828, following the issue with Jackson and John Quincy Adams, during which Jackson won most of the popular and electoral vote, but never got a majority (There were 4 major candidates). After Adams became President, Noravea in protest declared independence. While independence was given, Jackson became POTUS two years later. Noravea for much of the century shared the same problems of the United States, and even fought a Civil War in the 1860s. In 2010, a Revolution overthrew the old government, and established a monarchy under an Emperor, who was the man who led the Revolution.

08-31-2011, 12:51 AM
Pretty cool; has some sort of 1800's/modern/hybrid feel about it.

08-31-2011, 02:34 AM
Thanks. I am working on other countries from this fantasy continent.

08-31-2011, 02:38 AM
Isn't that the NASA motto I see there?

08-31-2011, 02:39 AM
Yep. Although it is a more common motto here.

08-31-2011, 02:40 AM
Very good-looking map. However, unless in your universe there is an alternative Latin, I think the motto should read "aspera", not "adspera"

08-31-2011, 02:46 AM
I am actually in the middle of fixing it, twas a spelling accident.


08-31-2011, 03:18 AM
On the topic of spelling, it's a bit of a nitpick but you've made a common error: "capital" is the correct term for a city; "capitol" refers to a building that houses a government.

Steel General
08-31-2011, 07:59 AM
This is quite nice, looks like it came out of a old school book.

08-31-2011, 02:24 PM
Nice stuff Cantab. Are you planning on creating sub maps and national flags for each of the countries?


08-31-2011, 03:08 PM
This is Noravea's map, not mine :-P