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EDIT3: More! More aging! More grunge!

EDIT 2: Modified post-pro a bit to make it a bit more colourful, then a bit more aging.

EDIT: Yeah, view this in full by downloading it. It's half the size in the preview... huh, come to think of it, 3199/1600 ~ 2. What a fun coincidence.

The world map of Māinṃ. It's a world I started to build on for a small game project.

This thing devoured all my free time for a few weeks, until I got to a boring part (lettering), when I didn't work on it too much for a couple of weeks, but now I got back to it and it's basically [i]done enuff[/i].

If you want to know more about this particular world, check out [link] the WIP thread on the Cartographers' Guild forums.

Facts:

Diameter: around 18 000 km
Map projection: no projection

Programs used, in order of most useditidy:
GIMP (most everything to do with land-masses, and the mountains, trees, etc.)
Inkscape (graticule, geometric figures, straight lines, the small heraldic emblems, the corner diagrams)
MyPaint (lettering and the later small pictures)

The writing script: Latin-derived miniscule, original for this project, made by me.
Language on the map: Proto-Finnic etymological forms w/ modern Finnish syntactic and morphological constructions run through a set of sound-changes.
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:icon3t3r:
3T3R Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The little kabbalesque graphs are super cool.
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Firestone36054 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why do people say the earth is flat? They always jump and say it's proof. Earth is huge, so there's no way you would see the curvature. And people also say moving as fast as scientists say we are is also impossible. We are going that fast too. But hey, this is a cool and different map.
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lancedART Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this map - mainly because it's so different to the norm (even the one I am busy with). Almost like a starmap overlaid on a landmap. At first I did not like the colouring but it grows on you. I love the fact that the writing is unrecognisable as it adds to the mystique of the piece and it's something I have been struggling with my own map - what type/labelling to use. I think I may steal that idea for my own map.
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Naeddyr Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Thanks for the comment and fave. :)

There *is* a star map laid over the landmap. This is a map of a flat world (with accompanying flatworld physics), so the stars are actually things that hang from a dome 18 000 km in diameter. The map shows the star configuration (rotation around the axis) at a certain date, Spring Equinox.

The writing is actually a latin script, except an alternative fantasy one, a what if. The big title is "Māinṃlkuw - Idḷ kewi" for example. The language is a simple cypher/sound-change layer applied to a regularised and archaised Finnish base (I take Finnish, do some basic sound changes and it outputs something that looks like a Finnic language without actually having to bother with making one).

The colours of the mountains are meaningful, and that's what seems to be have been the biggest innovation (I don't know any other map that does this), and show rain and temperature. There are those red mountains on the left in the East (right is West), which surround a hot desert and form a rain shadow. Greens and darker hues are rainy, yellows and lighter hues are drier, red is hot, dark green is hot, blues are cold, etc.
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Darkaiz Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This brings my thoughts to Pratchett's Discworld :P
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:iconnaeddyr:
Naeddyr Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
The (current) quintessential flatworld, yeah.

I love Pratchett, and he's a huge influence, but in this case I mainly used him as a sort of "what did Pratchett get wrong?" template.

Protip: never try to make a flatworld that resembles as much as possible our own world's in its year and day/night cycle. I think I succeeded ok, but it might drive a better man to insanity.
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Darkaiz Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
xD heh.
Thanks for the fave!
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heronwolf Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Dude really like this. Looks like an old map from centuries ago. Really cool ;)
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magbhitu Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
mind boggleingly awesome!
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:iconmoonlitmontage:
moonlitmontage Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is such a gorgeous map. And an incredibly wonderful concept for having a flat world.
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:iconnaeddyr:
Naeddyr Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Thank you for your fave and comment. :)
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moonlitmontage Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! :D
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BCcreativity Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is just wonderful.
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:iconnaeddyr:
Naeddyr Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Thank you and thank you for the favourite. :)
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:iconduxnuclearis:
duxnuclearis Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
That's one hell of a map. You seem to fit an astonishing amount in while maintaining the mediaeval style; I especially like the miniatures and drawings on the outside.
- duke
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:iconnaeddyr:
Naeddyr Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
Thanks. I really should have persevered and added more of that stuff, but after a couple of weeks of labor it felt like enough. :D
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:iconlukc:
Lukc Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This is just ... mindblowing. I could use this for a background for a while ... :D
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:iconnaeddyr:
Naeddyr Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
Haha, that would be really awesome. :D Please do.
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:iconjimbond27:
JIMBOND27 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Very cool
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:iconnaeddyr:
Naeddyr Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
Thank you, and thanks for the other fave, too :D
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:iconfleisch2:
fleisch2 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
Fabulous work.
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:iconnaeddyr:
Naeddyr Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
Thanks, and thanks for the fave. :D
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:icontylero79:
tylero79 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Student General Artist
That's a great map
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:iconnaeddyr:
Naeddyr Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Thanks a bunch :) MAPS FOR THE MAP THRONE :D
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:iconallatwan:
Allatwan Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This deserves a DD :P
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:iconnaeddyr:
Naeddyr Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
Haha, thanks. :D
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:iconarsheesh:
arsheesh Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful map!

Cheers,
-Arsheesh
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:iconnaeddyr:
Naeddyr Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
Thanks a bunch. :)
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duVallonFecit Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
¡IMPRESIONATE! fascinant, awesome, fabulous!!! congratulations
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:iconnaeddyr:
Naeddyr Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
Thanks for the comments. :D
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sfasmtawsbasa Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh - this looks amazing! =D
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:iconnaeddyr:
Naeddyr Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
Thanks for the fave, too. :)
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maycelestia Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing, a huge lot of work that has truly paid off.
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:iconnaeddyr:
Naeddyr Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
Thank you and thanks for the fave. :)
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:icononemoredisease:
onemoredisease Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
Excellent!
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:iconnaeddyr:
Naeddyr Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
Thanks for the fave. :)
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avaruus-apina Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
No jösses kun on nätti. Tämän tekemiseen varmaan meni vuosia tai jotain.
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:iconnaeddyr:
Naeddyr Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
Vuodenvaihdosta tai Joulukuusta asti olen näpertänny. :D Mulla ei ole kärsivällisyyttä pitkiä projekteja varten: niiden pitää olla valmiita jossain vaiheessa, muuten ne tippuu tienvarteen...
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Luned Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great map! I'm really in love with all these details.
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:iconnaeddyr:
Naeddyr Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
Thanks for the fave, too. :)
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Milesian27 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
So does it have a solid dome-shaped firmament, like in ancient cosmologies?
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:iconnaeddyr:
Naeddyr Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
Yes, yes it does. :D
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:iconbrodragon7:
brodragon7 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
Beautiful map work
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:iconnaeddyr:
Naeddyr Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
Thank you. :)
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:iconbrodragon7:
brodragon7 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
You are very welcome
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cowboykiwi Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
style and craftmanship. you rock! any steamopera news?
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:iconnaeddyr:
Naeddyr Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
Thanks, and no, no steamopera news, hasn't been for ages. :)
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Laiqua-lasse Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
Amazing!
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:iconnaeddyr:
Naeddyr Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
Thankee.
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Zephirice Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutly stunning !
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