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    Wip {WIP} Nova Carta Ardenis - New Version of the Arden Map

    Lately I have been revisiting my stuff where I left of. So was the Idea to create a new Version of the Maps for Arden which stopped with my last absense. Well I am back and will try a new way for it.
    Inspired massively by Vorropohaiah's Stereographic Map of his World, I decided to also a Worldmap in 17. Century Mapstyle, incorporating sources from the Rumsay collection and a lot of inspiration from the maps of Diamond, -Max- and Vorro.

    Also I intend to create a "Real" Atlas which share a common Design/Feel, so I can go getting the Bookbinders some Headache and Coins. Lets starts with the Basics. The original Arden map had an inside Maesurement of 9 Maps of 30 x 40 cm making it 90 x 120 cm, so I would like to repead that in a smaler scale of 1/4 of that original size making it 45 x 60 cm + 1 cm Free space at each side. Main font for Towns remains Roman Antiqua italic, fontsize 8. Main Fonts are from the IM Fell family.

    Here are some Projectiontests, created with the great help of Vorro.
    Added also a Version with the Earth projected on it for comparing.

    @ Eilathen: This is the definite Version of my Arden map in Making so you cant complain anymore that I show you to less
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    Here are in Order:

    Rectangle Projection (Normal one), Mollweide, Ortelius and Wagner IV.
    I would love some comments on what you guys like most. I am still unsure.
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    ah this will be lovely nice to see the projections with your landmass.

    i think the projections might look a bit better if you shift the landmass some degress to the left, bringing the large mass of islands on the right a bit more to the left, which will lessen the distortion on them as well as bringing them closer to the middle and decreasing the large 'empty' part in the left of the map. id post an example but don't have access to g projector at the moment.

    a vertical perspective of the poles would be welcome too, to see what the undistorted pole really would look like. though from these, i think the ortelius is nicest from a purely aesthetical nature

    EDIT, also, if you havent done so already i suggest exporting the map from g projector twice - once without graticules and once as a blank (white map) with graticules) that will save you a lot of swearing later on. due to the limited resolution of the g projector-generated map, youll probably have to redo the graticules using the pen tool (or with illustrator or something similar, though i have no idea how to use those)

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    And the Mollwide Hemissphere concentrating on Land and Ocean. Also I have shrunken the Desrupted Rift (strange structure far right) it was somehow looking too weird and distracting.

    Added also a Gott-Mugnolo-Azimuthal North/Southpole projection
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    Looks like you're off to a good start!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schwarzkreuz View Post

    @ Eilathen: This is the definite Version of my Arden map in Making so you cant complain anymore that I show you to less
    You're welcome, SK

    On a more serious note: Very much looking forward to the endresult.
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    Next set of alterations. Added the main rivers
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    ok, are the rivers painted onto the equirectangular map or the individuial projections? if its the latter,that might be a problem later on if youre going to base other maps off of the projections. i think its better having them on the base map (even though theyll get distorted once theyre projected) at least you have a guideline onto which to pain the 'proper' river on a nother layer.

    than again it depends on mow many maps you intend to create in this world - if its just the big world map, you might not need to

    oh, and IM fell FTW. i love that font. the encyclopaedia im doing is based on that font familty and the 'old style hplhs', which is my fave at the moment

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    This looks like a cool project! Interesting to see all of the different projections.

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    Don't have too much to say at this point, except... AWESOME! Looking forward to seeing what you'll do with a complete world map.
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