Fan-Made Map Of Game Of Thrones Impresses Even Martin Himself
When a series of books become a part of our world it usually isn’t very long before serious fans of the series create maps of the lands described in the books. We have seen it with Lord of The Rings, Harry Potter, and now you can add Game of Thrones to the list.
While there have been other attempts the newest one from someone with the nickname (I hope) of serMountainGoat has created one of the most complex and detailed maps to date. To do this the fan scoured all the pages of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire as well as looking at both canon and non-canon maps of Martin’s world, and some educated guesses due to some areas haven’t been laid out in the books.
You can view the humongous, and scrollable, map on serMountainGoat’s site but suffice it to say his workmanship was good enough to impress even the author of the books.
Martin had this to say about the effort:
This is a very handsome map. And based on the information you have, it’s quite good.
But of course there’s lots of information you don’t have, so it’s not accurate. There are certain things — the geography and location of the Summer Islands, the placement of Qarth and the Jade Gates, everything east of Slaver’s Bay and the Dothraki Sea… that you would have no way of knowing.
Apparently Martin plans on releasing a full set of map posters in a box set entitled Lands of Ice and Fire come October so in the meantime you will just have to be happy with serMountainGoat’s excellent effort.