A map of the world
Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:32 PM
Posted 20 April 2012 - 05:55 PM
I also found this speculative map (it doesn't follow my theory, I just thought it was interesting) as a map in sort of an online version of Risk. Sorry about the massiveness of the image, but I can't link to it.
For reference, Asshai is in the east of Essos, in that sort of claw-shaped area. Qarth is in the pink-outlined area.
Anyway, just my two cents.
Posted 20 April 2012 - 06:04 PM
Posted 20 April 2012 - 08:52 PM
Posted 21 April 2012 - 07:02 PM
It's a nice idea and was popular briefly when the first spec maps were assembled more than a decade ago. However, it's said at one point that the Dothraki have considered riding all the way to Asshai but decided against it. Given the Dothraki fear crossing water, that means that Asshai must be on Essos if they are considering raiding it, and Essos must completely enclose the Jade Sea on at least three sides.
In addition, I believe GRRM has said that there are only three known continents: Westeros, Essos and Sothoryos, with no 'yet further eastern continent' for Asshai to sit on.
Edited by Werthead, 21 April 2012 - 07:03 PM.
Posted 22 April 2012 - 11:12 AM
Posted 22 April 2012 - 11:13 AM
Posted 22 April 2012 - 11:20 AM
Posted 22 April 2012 - 12:58 PM
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Edited by ost, 22 April 2012 - 12:59 PM.
Posted 22 April 2012 - 01:10 PM
Posted 23 April 2012 - 12:30 PM
My biggest surprise was that half of Valyria appears to be missing. Perhaps that was an oversight. But of course the "intro map" is not meant to be fully accurate, more illustrative.
Edited by Hyper, 23 April 2012 - 12:33 PM.
Posted 23 April 2012 - 03:52 PM
More fascinating is that as the map pans over, you can see an island west of Naath. Based on prior GRRM comments this must be one of the Summer Islands. We don't get much of a look at it, but it's interesting those islands are on the map.
Most groan-inducing is that rather than the southern coast of the Jade Sea and Sothoryos linking up nicely (as you'd expect from their close proximity), instead there is a large drop away to the south-east, with the Summer Sea apparently continuing off in that direction. That's very surprising, and seems to unexpectely restore the 'Jade Sea=Black Sea' theory, where the Jade Sea is enclosed by Essos on all sides, Sothoryos is just that spit of land on the ASoS/ADWD map and the rest of the continent is off to the south, and we now have the Summer Sea continuing off to points unknown. Which is odd as you'd expect more reports of lands and cities off in that direction, and there are none.
So yeah, that's confusing.
Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:22 PM
Posted 26 April 2012 - 06:51 AM
Ran, can we expect to see the Summer Islands on the Lands of Ice and Fire maps or the worldbook?
Edited by Werthead, 26 April 2012 - 06:52 AM.
Posted 26 April 2012 - 06:02 PM
Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:28 AM
Also is there anything missing, any spelling mistakes or something placed wrong on the bellow region maps of westeros?
Byound_the_wall, The_North2.jpg, Iron_Islands and The_Vale
Posted 05 May 2012 - 06:39 AM
These seem reasonably fine, although 'Slaver's Bay' as a region (aside from the body of water itself) is debatable. Does it include everything on the maps in ASoS and ADWD or just part of it? I think it's one of the more semantic arguments to be had about the maps.
I'd recommend having the scale on every map, just to be more useful. And also with both kilometres (for Europeans) and miles (for Brits and Americans) on it at the same time. Having kilometres alone when they are not widely used in two of the primary markets for the books or in the novels themselves is not a good idea.
As for spelling mistakes:
Beyond the Wall
'Queenscrown' is one word. Moletown should also be right next to Castle Black at that scale. You have it way, way too far south. I'd also consider having the full name of Eastwatch-by-the-Sea rather than just Eastwatch by itself (the TV show colloquially shortens it to Eastwatch, but the books rarely do). I'd also capitalise all parts of 'Fist of the First Men'.
I'd widen the map to include all of the Skagos islands (which are all part of the North), including Skane.
Again, 'Queenscrown', not 'Queen's Crown'.
'Kingsroad', not 'Kings Road'.
'Last Hearth', not 'Last Heart'.
'Grey Cliffs', not 'Grey Hills'.
'Dreadfort', not 'Dreatfort'.
'Flint Cliffs' rather than 'Flint Cliff'.
'Saltspear', not 'SaltSpear'.
'Fevre River', not 'Fever River'.
'Barrowlands', not 'Borrowlands'.
'Torrhen's Square', not 'Torren's Square'.
'Oldcastle', not 'OldCastle'.
'Ramsgate', not 'RamsGate'.
The hills around Hornwood should have the name 'Sheepshead Hills' attached to them.
'Raventree Hall', not 'Ravertree Hall'.
'Pyke', not 'Pike'.
'Saltcliffe', not 'SaltCliffe'.
Again, 'Flint Cliffs' rather than 'Flint Cliff'
'Snakewood', not 'Snakewoods'.
'Strongsong', not 'Strong Song'.
'Ironoaks', not 'Iron Oaks'.
'Quiet Isle', not 'Quite Isle'.
Otherwise, looking great
Posted 05 May 2012 - 08:03 AM
Posted 05 May 2012 - 09:34 AM
'Ashemark', not 'Ashmark'.
'Quiet Isle', not 'Quite Isle' (again).
'Maidenpool', not 'MaidenPool',
'Rook's Rest', not 'Rooks Rest'.
Kayce (near Feastfires) has not been named.
I'd name Fair Isle as well as Faircastle.
Casterly Rock is immediately north of Lannisport, not a notable distance inland. You may want to double-chech the S2 HBO map, which has them more correctly placed together. Your current Casterly Rock location is actually where the Clegane Keep is.
'Silverhill', not 'Silverhall'.
You may want to add High Heart (as ruins) near Acorn Hall.
'Spears of the Merling Kings' with all major words capitalised.
'Haystack Hall', not 'Haystitch Hall' (a mistake from the maps in the books, and IIRC highlighted in Season 2, Episode 1 when Ros mixes them up ).
'Goldengrove' is one word.
'Oakenshield', 'Greyshield', 'Greenshield' and 'Southshield' are the correct names of the islands. I'd also add a 'Shield Islands' name near them.
'Ocean Road' is two words. Conversely, 'Roseroad' is one word, as is (as before) 'Kingsroad'.
I'd add 'Tarth' and 'Estermont' to the appropriate islands.
'Griffin's Roost' rather than 'Griffin Roost'.
'Vulture's Roost', not 'Valtres Roost'.
'Boneway', not 'BoneWay'.
'Brightwater Keep', not 'Brightwtater Keep'.
'Honeyholt', not 'Honeybolt'.