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Chorographical Depictions: The Continents, Regions, Areas, Countries, and Dominions of the World.


This world map beautifully divides the landmasses of Altera in different scales of territoriality, with continents associated by colour, regions by hue, and regions by tint and tone. The divisional scheme used here yields more even levels of analysis, allowing for more balanced geographic comparisons compared to the regional schemes of the real world.


The stylish but understated colours and professional print quality allows this map to both stand out as a defining artpiece while also blending in as part of the backdrop. As a wallmount map of this calibre functions as a decorative element first, you'll find that most passerby will miss out on the fictional details and only the most critical and curious onlookers will notice the discrepances between reality and fiction. 

Chorographical World Map of Altera

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  • Detailed chorographical world map. This map distinguishes countries while also grouping them into a balanced scheme for dividing the world by landmasses, continents, regions, and areas. Country names and capital cities are depicted through the lens of the Anglophone world, while regionally important cities are depicted with endonyms, transcribed into English from native orthographies. 


    Decorative maps.  Along with the main map, there are two decorative corner maps that depict biogeography, one for a complete regional scheme for the geographic distribution of plant species, and another for animal species. In addition to the corner maps, there are two decorative corner motifs. The first pays homage to cultural contact and the centres of origin in terms of staple crop domestications, and the second depicts the diversity of human ancestry as a constellation of ancestral clusters.


    Print editions. As with mapmaking in the real world, the cartographic representation of Altera is a field of knowledge that is refined and subject to change over time.  Since the first edition, there have been minor corrections, some lore changes, and a handful of new states have been added onto the map. Print quality remains the same. 


    Print size and quality. This map is 39'' x 59'' or 99 x 150 cm in size. The map is printed locally to guarantee a superior product. The print is archival quality, on thick uncoated paper to keep with the vintage-style aesthetics, and done with unfading UV ink for fine precision. Even the smallest text at 1.5 mm is rendered crisp and clear. This map looks stunning when framed by dark wood.

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