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Nathan
05-08-2012, 01:09 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).

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

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I used Adobe Illustrator to do these maps.

Hope you'll appreciate.

arsheesh
05-08-2012, 09:52 PM
Wow, if I were your friend I'd be thrilled! These turned out great.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

Gidde
05-08-2012, 10:49 PM
Those are great! Have some rep :)

Jaxilon
05-08-2012, 10:59 PM
Very nice! I especially like the second map.

cereth
05-09-2012, 07:26 PM
Those are both very nicely done...very professional looking and well executed.

Veldehar
05-09-2012, 08:40 PM
Impressive! Gotta like it.

Nathan
05-11-2012, 04:37 AM
Thank you all.
Indeed my friend liked them a lot. :D

Niall Mackay
05-11-2012, 10:09 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

Nathan
05-12-2012, 11:33 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

grangarian
05-12-2012, 10:15 PM
Honestly i never thought that i'd be in awe seeing such maps. These are great.

Sapiento
05-13-2012, 10:35 AM
Very good maps!

Nathan
05-15-2012, 06:16 AM
Thanks a lot :)

Fury
05-15-2012, 10:55 AM
Very professional looking. The topographical map has a pleasing blend of colours.

Nathan
05-30-2012, 09:12 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.

Chashio
06-15-2012, 01:06 AM
Beautiful maps! I love the topo especially. Fort Nathan (chuckles =)

Moskva
06-16-2012, 02:55 PM
Really nice especially the colors on the topo!

Precisi
06-16-2012, 09:14 PM
Very nice! I like how clean and easy it is to read. :)

Lyandra
06-19-2012, 08:51 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.

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

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

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

Conaruba
07-09-2012, 02:59 PM
Zelda. Hyrule. I see what you did there :D Excellent map. Really its awesome!

DEWLine
07-16-2012, 11:32 PM
The Hergé fan in me is also amused!

Nathan
08-03-2012, 11:07 AM
Glad you both liked the references.
They were not that easy to find.

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