A Map of the Free Cities

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  1. Werthead

    Werthead Registered User

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    15 years after AGoT first came out, we finally get to see where Braavos and Pentos are, thanks to this map from HBO:

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    It's not the full Free Cities (Volantis is off the south-eastern edge, Lorath isn't marked and Norvos and Qohor also appear to be missing or off the edge of the map east of Pentos) but the first canon map of the coastline.
     
  2. afireinside30x

    afireinside30x New Member

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    I definitely am glad to finally have a map of this area, but I'm more looking forward to the one that will accompany DANCE. That one will hopefully have more of the continent of Essos.

    Where did you get this? I thought I visited all the Ice and Fire news sources there were but apparently not if I missed this.
     
  3. Evil Agent

    Evil Agent Saturn Comes Back Around

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    It leaked last night. Part of a very cool website that provides profiles on the Houses, the main characters, and an interactive map (when you highlight an episode synopsis, the map zooms to the right area). It wasn't actually ready yet, so they've removed it for now.
     
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    Amazing, looks a bit like our world, I wonder if the part of Sothyros shown has pyramids
     
  8. Werthead

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    Ghiscar has pyramids (though of the Babylonian variety). The Zamettar region looks a little like Egypt, but if so it has little similar relevance. Ghis, Valyria and Andalos (the home of the Andals) are the ancient homes of human civilisation in the ASoIaF world.

    A larger and more speculative map.
     
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    I didn't know that the Summer Isles and Ibben are so isolated

    too weird map
     
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    kged Gloriam Imperator

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    Good God, the sheer size of the Dothraki Sea always staggers me. No wonder they're so keen on horses.

    Does this world really work, in terms of its climate making sense? It looks like Mediterranean Braavos and chilly Winterfell aren't very distant in terms of latitude, which seems odd.

    One of my favourite ASoIaF maps - I love the mediaeval feel to this one, very appropriate.
     
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  11. Werthead

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    Is Braavos really Mediterranean? I think people got side-tracked by the canals, which immediately screams Venice, whilst I've always seen Braavos as much more like Amsterdam: great in the summer but biting cold in the winter.
     
  12. Evil Agent

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    The language/accent seems to be Mediterranean, based on the show and the names of Braavosi characters. Much more Mediterranean than Dutch, anyway.

    But I always imagined the city as a perfect blend between Amsterdam and Venice.
     
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    AuntiePam Cranky old broad

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    Is there a site that has the maps in sections that can be printed out and put together to show the whole world?

    Someone did that for Middle Earth, and it'd be super cool awesome if there was something similar for this world.
     
  15. Werthead

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    No, because in October Bantam are publishing The Lands of Ice and Fire, which is a collection of large poster maps showing the entire known world (many areas canonically for the first time).

    HBO has released the following map, but it should be noted that GRRM has since re-envisioned the entire Jade Sea/Qarth/Far East region. So this map is canon for the books only up to the Red Waste or so. Past that it's all been changed. The new version will appear in The Lands of Ice and Fire, a map collection due out in October.

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    AuntiePam Cranky old broad

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    Wert, thanks. Guess I'll be getting that book.

    Is there a name for the whole world? For the longest time, I thought the whole world was Westeros. But nope, that's not it. :)
     
  17. Werthead

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    Nope. Some fans call it 'Martinworld' as a shorthand. Beyond that, there is no term for it.
     
  18. KingKilla

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    I reject your reality and substitute my own.
    too late with the map, I already made one up that suits me:)