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    so, time to start a new map, and here's something i've been wanting to do for a while now, mostly to help in my writing. i decided on a 15th - 16th century-style stereographic world map (in the style of classics by the likes of Blaeu or Mercator), showing two halves of the world - western and eastern hemispheres, respectively. though distances are distorted, areas should be preserved, and the map is intended more as a novelty object than a navigational tool. it shows things like equinoctial, tropic, arctic and ecliptic lines and will, when completed, include a (hopefully) dizzying amount of labels and rivers, in the style of maps of the period; as well as sea paths, charting voyages and other expeditions of note. the empty spaces around the borders will include a plethora of details (possibly using the star chart i previously made) and other details pertinent to the world. though that's a while away...

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    Sounds like a huge and great project

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    Looking really good thus far.

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    This should be fun to watch! I'm in your cheering section.
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    Cool! I'm digging it already *helps Diamond with the cheering*

    Does that mean we are cheer-leaders now, D?!
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    As long as I don't have to wear a skirt, I'm there.
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    well this is the internet so we can all picture it anyway

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    You have me there following you as well!
    Come pay me a visit on my blog!

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    here's a WIP pic of the map

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    Not much work done actually. just a few labels, really. I've spent most of my time on this fixing the graticule and its borders and titling the hemispheres. Most of the labels (and some markers tracking explorer's voyages; three in all, one in yellow,. red and another, green one, yet to be done) are in the south-eastern part of the eastern hemisphere and the north-eastern part of the western hemisphere, if anyone's interested, though I plan on adding a lot more... Here's a close-up of the Inner Sea area that's labelled so-far:

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    any C&C as well as ideas and tips for what i can add to the outside portion of the map, please feel free.
    Last edited by vorropohaiah; 02-18-2013 at 08:11 PM.

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    This looks to be a large undertaking! You've done a wonderful job with it so far though. No C&C here, just two thumbs up.

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