Crown Colonies of the Pretannic Empire (hand-drawn 16th century style)
I decided to create a map that emulates a 17th century style with mostly hand-drawn elements (forest and swamp foilage, village, town, fort symbols, hills, and mountains, as well as the cartouche) and vector created elements inspired by the British colonies in America, but completely ficticious. There are nods to Pre-Roman British, Roman British, early Irish-Scot history, and Shakespeare throughout the place names. These are the American colonies that never were. Enjoy!
Hand-drawn elements include: symbols for hills, mountains, villages, towns, and forts. The forest and swamp foilage or hand-drawn image fills for vector shapes. The cartouche is hand-drawn based on a historic example. Everything else drawn with a mouse or typed in vector using Xara Designer Pro 9. I started this on Friday, so a 3 day project.