The maps from the new novel have gone online. Of particular interest is a detailed map of the Free Cities here.
Very well done. I have always wondered what Esteros looks like. Its hard to picture from Mr Martins discription but it must be MASSIVE!
Wow. *jaw drops* Just wow. Amazing detail, this is beautiful!
As a giant fan of Martin, I wouldn't mind seeing this in reprints of the books or even the opening of the show. I must confess, actually. I RP'd with other people and we used this wonderful map to help us! It also made me find the forum and want to map. So very appreciative!
Amazing work! I shall rep -- if I haven't already!
Last edited by Alex; 12-02-2011 at 09:41 PM.
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I've spent quite a lot of time over the last few months working on a speculative world map for A Song of Ice and Fire to be used in my Animated Timeline Map project. This new map incorporates and builds on your map of Westeros to include Essos, Ibben and the Summer Isles in a similar style. I know you've given permission for your map to be used in any non-commercial fan project but this builds on your work in a very substantial way and given your recent good news (congratulations btw) I wanted to run things past you to make sure things have not changed before releasing this onto the Internet.
I have included a scroll with licence details in the bottom left corner of the map which clearly indicates George as the copyright holder and attributes the original map of Westeros to yourself with the URL for this thread on the Cartographer's Guild website for reference. It is my intention to release this speculative world map under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License which means other fans are free to share and remix the work provided it is non-commercial, they attribute their work to its original creators (namely yourself and I with GRRM as copyright holder) and their work is released under same or similar licence.
I am also planning to create a website interface for the map which will allow people to hide the labels, city/town markers and various other details, and there will be various different versions of the image available for download since I know a lot of people want that sort of thing for their own gaming purposes.
I suspect you don't check this thread that often so I will try to PM you so we can exchange email addresses.
I've been referring to this map while re-reading the first four books - beautiful map, and useful!