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The Lands of Ice and Fire: a new map book out in Oct 2012


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#41 Lord Varys

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 01:17 PM

I'll try to get the German guys to buy this book. Hopefully it will work. The new edition of ASoIaF seems to become quite successful here. The first volume of the series was sold last year as often as it was sold in all the years before combined (which seems to be quite a thing since the book is available here since 1997).

This should convince the people in charge to consider the world book, the map book, and other supplementary stuff to be quite interesting (at least I will try to convince them ;-)).

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:26 PM

Final cover art for the book.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:42 AM

Some new information about the TLoIaF:

George R. R. Martin’s beloved Song of Ice and Fire series, which started with A Game of Thrones, is bursting with a variety and richness of landscapes—from bitter tundra to arid wasteland and everything in between—that provide a sense of scale unrivaled in contemporary fantasy. Now this dazzling set of maps, featuring original artwork from illustrator and cartographer Jonathan Roberts, transforms Martin’s epic saga into a world as fully realized as the one around us.

The centerpiece of this gorgeous collection is guaranteed to be a must-have for any fan: the complete map of the known world, joining the lands of the Seven Kingdoms and the lands across the Narrow Sea for the first time in series history. But this is just one of many unique maps that aren’t available anywhere else. There is an alternate version that tracks the movements of the series’ protagonists throughout their vast world, along with more detailed versions of the western, middle, and eastern thirds of the world; a full map of Westeros, combining North and South; one of the Dothraki Sea and the Red Wastes; and the Braavos city map. And here, too, are fan favorites detailing everything from urban sprawl to untamed wilds: maps of King’s Landing; The Wall and Beyond the Wall; the Free Cities; and Slaver’s Bay, Valyria, and Sothyros.

Never before has the entire scope of Martin’s universe been so exhaustively and fascinatingly depicted. The maps in this beautiful, one-of-a-kind atlas will enrich your reading or viewing experience, provide another view of your favorite characters’ epic journeys, and open up captivating new worlds—plus, they’ll look great on any castle wall.

http://www.randomhouse.ca/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780345538543

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:37 PM

Yup, updated the first post with info on the cartographer.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:27 PM

Just maps, I think. Maybe some kind of leaflet or small book with a list of locations is possible (maybe like the John Howe Middle-earth map books), but nothing more than that.

I'm assuming the maps have been drawn from The World of Ice and Fire, which will be a much bigger book with tons of new background information on the setting. That doesn't sound like it's due until 2013 however.


Ok cool,, that sounds great

#46 The Imp With A Pimp Limp

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:47 PM

Boy oh boy, Imagine the look on people's faces when I get on the subway and whip out my hardcover edition of TWoW, the companion guide and a bunch of maps out of my bag.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 07:18 AM

This is a nice image:

http://edelweiss-ass...345-53854-3.jpg

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:54 AM

Aw, I was hoping that theMountainGoat could do this. His maps are great.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:31 AM

Thank you for the compliment but honestly I am no artist, the maps that I produce are really heavily based on what Tear created for his beautiful map of Westeros. My map uses thousands of little images taken from the original and positioned like a jigsaw to create the speculative world map. The artist they've got working on the Lands of Ice and Fire is incredible and he'll be able to create all the maps in his own style without being influenced by others.

After the Lands of Ice and Fire poster maps are published I will be working on a new version of my map for use in my Animated Timeline Map project so you will eventually get to see my interpretation of the finished maps, or Tear may decide to give it a go himself which would be awesome because he does a much better job of blending colours than I do. I expect it will be early 2013 before I finish that map.

#50 Richard Rivers

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 02:06 PM

Sounds cool

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:45 AM

Personally I'd love a map like the ones that show army movement/battles from the civil war, but outlining Robert's Rebellion.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 06:22 PM

Got my acquisitions director here at the library to buy it! Can't wait!

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 06:04 AM

I don't even own a map of earth or an atlas of earth, but I'll consider buying this. Priorities ...


QFT.

Been looking for a nice set of ASoIaF maps for my wall since I got to ACoK.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 11:03 AM

Abouttime I'll definately get this. Tired of not knowing exactly what eastern Essos looks like.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:14 PM

Sorry if I missed this/dumb questions but are the maps able to be turned into posters to frame or something? I pre-ordered it on Amazon and it's considered a "poster."

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:25 PM

It looks like instead of pages it has plastic wallets which contain pull-out-and-unfold posters. Although I was looking forward to a straight forward book, the size of the maps this format enables can't be anything but good. Maybe the World of I&F book might contain the same maps but on the page?

Am I geeky enough to have a framed world map at the end of my bed? Oh Gods, I think I am...

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 06:08 PM

Hah, I wanted to frame ALL of that maps in my room. I am that geeky, lol. I already have two ASOAIF posters.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 03:15 AM

A new speculative map. I've marked the limits of canon knowledge and where things start getting speculative.

I also added an equator. This is based on 1) the planet being the same size as Earth and 2) the Wall being on the Arctic Circle. Neither of which may be accurate (GRRM's recent comments about his world being a sort-of alternative reality replacement for Earth may suggest he's backed off from his idea of the planet being larger than Earth, but who knows?).

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 04:38 AM

A new speculative map. I've marked the limits of canon knowledge and where things start getting speculative.

I also added an equator. This is based on 1) the planet being the same size as Earth and 2) the Wall being on the Arctic Circle. Neither of which may be accurate (GRRM's recent comments about his world being a sort-of alternative reality replacement for Earth may suggest he's backed off from his idea of the planet being larger than Earth, but who knows?).


As I posted in detail on the World of Ice and Fire thread, the fact that the Arctic Treeline ends at between 66 degrees and 70 degrees North, means that the northern tip of the Haunted Forest has to fall on this latitude. And with the Wall being about 600-800 miles south of the northern edge of the Haunted Forest, it means that the Wall lies on about 60 degrees latitude at most, putting it at least 6 degrees south of the Arctic Circle.

Other than that, great map.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:59 AM

This is awesome. GRRM has previously stated that he releases a map every book, so I presume some of the featured maps will be reinstated into The Winds of Winter novel on its release.