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    I think that's true for many of us, jaerdaph. My earliest wow moment with maps was looking at My dad's reader's digest (I think it was) Atlas of the world which had relief maps of land and ocean (very much like Fractal Terrains produces on call) but in the 1970s it was mind blowing. It was a huge Atlas (to a seven year old) and had a cross section of the sea with pictures of fish from the surface to the spooky deep ocean ones (I loved looking at those) like the Angler fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ravells View Post
    I think that's true for many of us, jaerdaph. My earliest wow moment with maps was looking at My dad's reader's digest (I think it was) Atlas of the world which had relief maps of land and ocean (very much like Fractal Terrains produces on call) but in the 1970s it was mind blowing. It was a huge Atlas (to a seven year old) and had a cross section of the sea with pictures of fish from the surface to the spooky deep ocean ones (I loved looking at those) like the Angler fish.
    I always loved that sense of wonder and mystery you get every time you pour over a new map, be it of a real place or imagined. I also love historical maps, especially those of urban areas, and try to image what life was like back then - what would people have seen that I can still see today, and what did they see that is no longer standing. I love collecting digital and printed maps of my home, New York City, and seeing the changes over time, and then trying to research how and why these changes came about.

    But considering what brings us all to this forum, I'm probably preaching to the choir.

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    Here are a couple of images of a replica map I enjoy, original by John Speed in 1610. Forgive the quality of the photos--I was shooting through glass and in a bit of a hurry.
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    Praise I can see why that would be one of your favorite maps

    The historical figures bordering the map are an excellent idea to incorporate into a fantasy map. What better way to introduce ruling figures of a region to lowly PCs. The hand drawn terrain flows so seamlessly it really is amazing to examine.
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