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Old 6th March 2012, 02:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A new spec world map plus GRRM on the official map book

An excellent new world map for ASoIaF. Also interesting is that GRRM provides commentary for it. He states the map is broadly right but not in the details. He then goes on to say the new Maps of Ice and Fire book coming out in October will feature a canon world map that extends as far east as Asshai. However, it won't feature a map of the whole world, only the world as it is known in Westeros and Essos.
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Old 7th March 2012, 11:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: A new spec world map plus GRRM on the official map book

As always, I'm in your debt, Wert.
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Old 14th March 2012, 03:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: A new spec world map plus GRRM on the official map book

Update: the 'map book' is actually called The Lands of Ice and Fire and will be a boxed collection of poster maps, possibly with some kind of booklet or guide with them. They will indeed show places never before seen, such as Yi Ti, Asshai and the Jade Sea.
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Old 21st March 2012, 01:22 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: A new spec world map plus GRRM on the official map book

Lots more info on the LANDS OF ICE AND FIRE map book.

So, twelve maps. Five we've seen before (Westeros, Free Cities, Slaver's Bay, Beyond the Wall, King's Landing) and seven we haven't (including a 'known world' map, the Dothraki Sea & Red Waste, Qarth Region and beyond, and Braavos). They're twelve big poster maps in a slipcase.

These maps are apparently the basis for the map of Essos HBO will unveil on their website on 1 or 2 April, and for the appearance of the Red Waste and Qarth in the Season 2 title sequence.
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Old 21st March 2012, 09:13 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Wow,

I must admit that is not how i pictured the map of essos at all.
I my mind Dany was travelling northwards towards Valyria.

The location of the free cities have a lot of mileage between them.
I figured they'd be more connected by water.

In my mind the Dothraki sea was smack in the middle, with the cities surrounding it.
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Re: A new spec world map plus GRRM on the official map book

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I my mind Dany was travelling northwards towards Valyria.
The geographical relationship between Ghiscar (Old Ghiscar, Astapor, Meereen) and what's left of Valyria is clearly shown on the map, "The Lands of the Summer Sea", in A Storm of Swords, so no speculation was needed in the production of this part of the new map.

(But she was travelling north, as least when passing (through) Ghiscar, as she was following the coast, whether aboard ship or on land.)
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Old 21st March 2012, 02:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
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In my mind the Dothraki sea was smack in the middle, with the cities surrounding it.
The map of the Free Cities region in ADWD shows that isn't the case. Although the Free Cities do surround the western end of the Dothraki Sea (with Lorath, Qorhor and Norvos to the north-west, Pentos and Myr to the west and Volantis to the south-west).
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Well, i never quite bothered to look at the maps printed in the books (besides the north). So i was pleasantly surprised by Wert's find. The map is awesome.Like i said it had a few eye-openers for me.

Thinking futher, she did the opposite.
I pictured Dany starting her journey somewhere South of the map.
Going upwards to the Dothraki Sea, then travelling in a somewhat straight line towards the north of essos where Valyria was to be found. Basically she more or less travelled the opposite of that. (Mind you my mind is fuddled after all the years) The map that (as of late) was in my mind:

. ........................ Valyria


.................................. (Water)
.

. ........................................(Last Stop- Dany's
. ........................................ current location)
. .............................................|
............................................... |
................................................ |
. ................................................ |
. ....................................... (second stop)
. ............................................... |
............................ (first stop) --- |
. (Water)....................... |
. ...................................|
. ............................|----- (Dothraki sea)
. .........................|-----
Wester-............. |
os ................... .|
.......................... X (Dany at start journey


Clearly i was wrong. in a good way. I like the map linked by Wert better.
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Old 29th March 2012, 09:43 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Re: A new spec world map plus GRRM on the official map book

Interesting video here about HBO Go. Around 17 seconds in it shows the new 'megamap' HBO will have up on their website on Sunday or Monday. You can't see all of it, but you can see how Slaver's Bay connects to the Free Cities, the location of the Dothraki Sea and Red Waste and also, right in the top-right, the island of Ibben, which is considerably further east than previously thought.

And yes, this is based on GRRM's own map of Essos.
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Old 23rd May 2012, 11:03 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Re: A new spec world map plus GRRM on the official map book

Bantam has put up a sneak preview of the LANDS OF ICE AND FIRE on their Facebook page.

Unfortunately, it wasn't quite as illegible as they probably thought it was going to be. The world map is actually fairly legible, allowing us to see the changes they've made since the release of the HBO map in April. They're actually pretty substantial, with the entire Jade Sea being moved around and lots of alterations to the area around Qarth.

Note: The map is a professionally-redrawn version of a map provided by GRRM. It's not 100% final so there's the possibility of some things moving around a little or being changed. Given the length of time before publication (now down to five months) it's unlikely anything will be radically changed further.
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A sneak preview of The Lands of Ice and Fire, due out in about two weeks
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Old 24th October 2012, 08:11 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Re: A new spec world map plus GRRM on the official map book

Map sneak peeks:

The Wall and the Haunted Forest.
The north coast of Sothoryos.
Qarth and the Jade Gates.
Character journeys in the Riverlands.
The Stormlands.
Braavos.
Asshai and the Shadow!!!

The map collection will be published next week
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Old 30th October 2012, 12:34 PM   #13 (permalink)
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And this should now be out in the USA, and in the UK on the 8th (possibly on shelves a few days before that though).
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http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-...=9780345538543

Contains 16 pages, slightly larger than average letter stock. I certainly appreciate collectible items such as this, but I'm not much of a collector. Definitely going to the store to check it out though.
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Old 6th November 2012, 11:24 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Biggest revelation from the map is the existence of a fourth continent. It's called Ulthos and is located south of Asshai and east of Sothoryos. It forms the south-eastern coast of the Jade Sea. It seems to be covered by some kind of blasted wasteland.

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