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Sapiento
10-05-2011, 04:37 AM
My version of Robert E. Howard's Hyboria.

REH left no world map of his Hyborian Age, so many places are based on descriptions in his books or outright speculations.
I studied several existing maps for this project, some are very different. But I found also a few very similar maps, so I used mainly these for place names and positions, but changed a few things so that they fit - in my opinion - now better the descriptions. So the locations are a combination of existing positions and my own interpretation.
For the artistic part, however, I used my own style and approach; in this respect I can say the map has no resemblance to other existing Hyboria maps.

Done in PS

Ramah
10-05-2011, 04:41 AM
Nice map, Sap. Really comes alive when you add the labels to it. :)

Gan
10-05-2011, 10:39 AM
Just one word: amazing.

cereth
10-05-2011, 11:04 AM
Very cool...there's a lot to like here. The compass roses are very nice and the lettering all fits very well. I especially like the way the lettering for the kingdoms works with the map. The deserts are all very nice...love the sand dunes. Awesome work all around.

Gallifreyan
10-05-2011, 11:15 AM
Wonderful map! The style is fantastic, I especially like the mountains. Repped and rated!

arsheesh
10-06-2011, 07:29 PM
One of your best maps yet!

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

eViLe_eAgLe
10-06-2011, 09:40 PM
Awesome! Nice job Sapiento!

Sapiento
10-07-2011, 02:21 AM
Thank you all!

Jaxilon
10-07-2011, 05:03 AM
It's a beauty Sap - nice colors, labels, everything.

Clercon
10-07-2011, 11:26 AM
Great map!

Diamond
10-08-2011, 04:09 AM
I have to give you a virtual man-hug for this, Sap. Possibly THE best Conan-related map I've ever seen.

Veldehar
10-08-2011, 09:26 PM
Beautiful map, artistic with a healthy dose of functionality.

Coyotemax
10-08-2011, 10:56 PM
bloody hell, you keep getting better and better.

Schwarzkreuz
10-08-2011, 11:21 PM
It is amazing how many talented people are here. I wish I had found this Site earlier.

Sapiento
10-09-2011, 01:50 AM
Thank you very much, ladies and gentlemen. I'm glad this map turned out so good.

Diamond
10-09-2011, 04:16 AM
I did notice a typo, though: you've only got one 'L' in Great Wall of Khitai. ;)

Sapiento
10-09-2011, 08:30 AM
I did notice a typo, though: you've only got one 'L' in Great Wall of Khitai. ;)

Thank you, Diamond. New version uploaded in the first post.

Steel General
10-09-2011, 08:50 AM
A fine achievement in cartography!

ravells
10-09-2011, 05:24 PM
You have really done the map justice! Fantastic work! It looks and feels Conanish! It's a hard thing to take on a sacred cow, but you've really creamed every other fan map out there.

Great work! Sap!

Sapiento
10-10-2011, 07:36 AM
A fine achievement in cartography!


You have really done the map justice! Fantastic work! It looks and feels Conanish! It's a hard thing to take on a sacred cow, but you've really creamed every other fan map out there.

Great work! Sap!

Thank you! Good to see that the effort was worth it. :)

Saule
10-13-2011, 12:38 PM
Very cool! I like the colourscheme, lively but natural :)

DarthMichael
05-26-2014, 01:31 PM
This map is awesome, best map of hyboria i have seen so far. and im looked for some weeks :)

Francissimo
05-26-2014, 06:40 PM
the subtle way you suggest coniferous trees in the northern part of your forest is brillant, great map!

Sapiento
05-27-2014, 12:38 PM
Thank you, guys!