View Full Version : A Physical map of Etarek (Atlas Style)

11-19-2011, 05:58 PM
This map is a very basic depiction of the physical features of Etarek. It's roughly an equirectangular projection, which I realise isn't ideal. But the purpose is really so I could name all of my continents, seas and physical regions. I'm happy enough with it to move on now.

Etarek is a world that I'm slowly building in my free time. It's an Earth-like world that had recently had a raise in sea levels, hence the strange-looking estuaries. When a supernova destroyed all the inhabited planets of an interstellar civilisation, only a tiny portion of the federation's population escaped and only 16 ships from 12 worlds landed on Etarek, as you can see in this map (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?15974-Etarek-Landing-Sites&highlight=etarek) (which I may revise to make it fit with this style).

I'm working on a series of political maps in a very similar atlas style. The first one is nearly finished and will be up here in a few days.


11-21-2011, 12:32 AM
I've always wanted to do a physical map such as this for my own world project. Yours turned out quite nicely Laevex. I like it's simplicity.


11-23-2011, 12:23 PM
Very nice - I love this style. Can I ask what you use to colour it?

11-26-2011, 07:30 PM
Very nice - I love this style. Can I ask what you use to colour it?

Thanks. I use Adobe Illustrator for most of it. The colours come from this map (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/64/Russian_Empire_Map_1912.jpg), which I love.

11-26-2011, 11:02 PM
That map is gorgeous; you're to be congratulated. :)

11-27-2011, 12:02 AM
I agree with Barliman; that map is gorgeous! :D

Repped. :)

11-27-2011, 04:01 AM
I think I've already shared my thoughts on Etarek a couple of times, but I'll share them again: nice. Keep it up! :)