As a general rule in graphics design, ornate fonts should be relegated to large title text only. Find a readable slightly less ornate font for most of your labeling. And as Midgard suggests if the font is very small, you should be using a simple serif font, like Century Schoolbook. Serif fonts are easier to read than sans-serif fonts like Arial. Never use ornate fonts for general labeling or small text.
I dig it except for the mountains - they don't seem to fit with the trees.
If the radiance of a thousand suns was to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One...I am become Death, the Shatterer of worlds.
-J. Robert Oppenheimer (father of the atom bomb) alluding to The Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 11, Verse 32)
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Agreed, but I am such a sucker for that parchment style.
I like that old treasure map style!
In the North there are a bit too many mountains.
Here's the latest version
I redid the mountains. Personally, I think they are way cooler this way, though I appreciate any input.
I also worked on some outer glows, left them a little softer. I tried changing some to strokes, but that did not had as good of an effect for this map, IMO.