Sunday, July 07, 2019

Can You Name these Fictional Maps?

There are some authors who have created fictional worlds so large and detailed that it helps to have a map while reading them. The fictional worlds created by these writers can be so well imagined that many readers would even be able to name a world depicted just from exploring its fictional map.

How well do you know your fictional worlds? See if you can guess which works of fictions are depicted in the fantasy maps shown below.






Answers (highlight the text below to reveal the answers)

1. A map of Middle Earth from The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien.
2. A map of Westeros and Essos from Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin.
3. A map of Discworld from the Discworld series of novels by Terry Pratchett.
4. A map of Earthsea from the Earthsea Trilogy by Ursula K. Le Guin.
5. A map of Lilliput and Blefuscu from Gulliver's Travels by Jonathon Swift.


1. The Lord of the Rings Map is Amazon Prime's interactive map of Middle Earth. If you are a fan of Tolkien's novels then you will also like the interactive maps created by the LOTR Project. These include interactive maps of both Beleriand and Middle Earth.

2. The Westeros map is a screenshot of Carto's Game of Thrones Basemap of the Seven Kingdoms.

3. The Discworld Mapp was drawn by Stephen Player following the directions of Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs.

4. The Earthsea map was drawn by Ursula K. Le Guin herself. It is one of a number of maps and drawings created by Ursula K. Le Guin.

5. The Map of Lilliput and Blefusca appeared in the first edition of Gulliver's Travels in 1726 and was created by the cartographer Herman Moll.

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