I decided that this map deserves a thread of its own.
This was inspired by the recent Schwari map style at this thread which some of you probably already saw here:
After seeing the Schwari scroll next to the blue national map (below left) it was obvious to me it needed some attention. I tried to give it an old style but unlike the hand-drawn scroll this map would have been printed and then colored by hand. Don't pay much heed to the blue map it's there for before & after comparison using the same data and putting it through "the treatment" in photoshop.
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Dude that's smokin hot. Looks so authentic that you'd never know it wasn't made 140 years ago.
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Beautiful job on giving it the aged/antique look.
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Very nicely done! I like the watermark/emboss on the right too.
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Very nice. Visually impressive and suggestive of on-going history. Probably an exciting place at the time this map was made.
That is a very nice aged look!! I would have bought that on Ebay as the real thing. Have some rep.
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Hi! all is so perfect! the aged one and the new one!
Can you give me a hint or a tutorial to draw the two maps?