View Full Version : Liberbiduroustein - Political and topographic Maps

05-08-2012, 12:09 PM
This is a map I made for a very good friend who so calls himself for fun "President of the Liberbiduroustein".
At is request, I made these maps to illustrate his fictitious country.
He wished that it could be a country with (fun) germanic and french names so I took inspiration from Alsace and Switzeland, two real "countries" with mixed french-german culture and place names. He gave me a couple of names (major cities mostly) and i did all the rest (some few peculiar ones are real names from Alsace or Switzeland).

The first map is a political map showing the administrative divisions of Liberbiduroustein, first 15 regions divided into 58 states. States are alphabeticaly numbered (such as départements in France) and all have a specific coat of arms (such as cantons in Switzelands).


The second map is more geographical and depicts the topography of the country as well of major cities and rivers of Liberbiduroustein.


I used Adobe Illustrator to do these maps.

Hope you'll appreciate.

05-08-2012, 08:52 PM
Wow, if I were your friend I'd be thrilled! These turned out great.


05-08-2012, 09:49 PM
Those are great! Have some rep :)

05-08-2012, 09:59 PM
Very nice! I especially like the second map.

05-09-2012, 06:26 PM
Those are both very nicely done...very professional looking and well executed.

05-09-2012, 07:40 PM
Impressive! Gotta like it.

05-11-2012, 03:37 AM
Thank you all.
Indeed my friend liked them a lot. :D

Niall Mackay
05-11-2012, 09:09 AM
I like those maps, especially the topographic one, because it has much more names on it. They are hilariously funny! :)
Do you speak german or did you just pick some words of which you liked the sound? Cause there are a lot of strange creations there, like Straßenlaternestadt (Streetlanterntown), Gelbstatt-im-Erdbeere (Yellowtown-in-Strawberry), Schönragout (beautiful ragout). But my favourite is the Mont de Berg. :D

05-12-2012, 10:33 AM
Thanks Niall.

I don't speak german very well despite learning it 4 years in school. I might be better in alsacian (spoken in Alsace) than in german.
For the names, I indeed used sometimes a dictionnary to find funny and peculiar names... Schönragout beeing my favorite :P

05-12-2012, 09:15 PM
Honestly i never thought that i'd be in awe seeing such maps. These are great.

05-13-2012, 09:35 AM
Very good maps!

05-15-2012, 05:16 AM
Thanks a lot :)

05-15-2012, 09:55 AM
Very professional looking. The topographical map has a pleasing blend of colours.

05-30-2012, 08:12 AM
I'm glad you liked the colours as it was a real pain to choose good colours that perfectly fit with all the informations.

06-15-2012, 12:06 AM
Beautiful maps! I love the topo especially. Fort Nathan (chuckles =)

06-16-2012, 01:55 PM
Really nice especially the colors on the topo!

06-16-2012, 08:14 PM
Very nice! I like how clean and easy it is to read. :)

06-19-2012, 07:51 AM
Awesome maps! Can't imagine myself doing those, seems like a lot of work! (But in truth I do not know what I'm talking about, never in my life tried working with Illustrator.^^) I like the concept too, your friend must have loved them. :) I especially like the topographic one.

06-25-2012, 07:08 AM
Thanks a lot everybody.
Your messages cheers me up a lot :)

06-27-2012, 05:17 AM
Great maps

07-04-2012, 03:29 AM
Thank you ;)

07-09-2012, 01:59 PM
Zelda. Hyrule. I see what you did there :D Excellent map. Really its awesome!

07-16-2012, 10:32 PM
The Hergé fan in me is also amused!

08-03-2012, 10:07 AM
Glad you both liked the references.
They were not that easy to find.

08-03-2012, 02:12 PM
i want to move to ubermetal