Okie doke. I feel like this is the last update I'll have before I post the full map. I just need to find a scanner big enough for it O.o Anyways, I wanted to show case the palace and its gardens. I used stippling on the gardens in front of, and flanking, the palace to create an 'art-garden' like in Versailles because why not? Besides the palace and gardens, you have the homes of the palace staff and sub-super rich; the richest of citizens just below the royalty live in the single houses you see just to the north of the palace. Also, sorry for the crappy cellphone pic :/
You're not going to add some colors on it? :(
I could try digitally. I'm afraid of ruining it.
Well, The beauty of doing the coloring digitally is that it does not damage the original art. :)
With the detail that you have put in this map, I don't think you should sell short your ability to color by hand either. I strongly suggest that you practice coloring for a bit on smaller test maps in order to get comfortable with your style. And THEN come back and try coloring a COPY of this map, just to see what it would look like. If you like that, then do it for real. One thing though, I have found out the hard way (many moons ago), that it is VERY EASY to over do the coloring and that WILL ruin a good map. which is why I said to practice first on a copy before hitting the real one...
I have no doubt that you will be able to pick it up if you have the patence for it (and by the details of this map I believe you do) and having that skill in your pocket will only improve your mapping. Manual or Digital.