Almost finished. I have to fix the border, the compass and a few more things.
I like how this has come along - the simple symbols for the mountains, hills, etc. work well with the overall style.
As for your questions...
#1) Why not?
#2) I think the scale is fine as it is.
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I might be tempted to put the Banner behind the top island rather than tinting the island