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Cthulhu Netobvious
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Map of the 7th Sea World (so far)
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A while back, a fan, Jake Pitcher, thought a mileage map would be helpful, and posted a Google Sheet of distances. 

And recently, another fan, Joachim Deneuve du Surlign. has produced an interesting "world" map here. 

This new map contains longitude and latitude and even best guesses of the relative positions of the 7th Sea geographic regions explored so far.

 WARNING: There be monsters in some unexplored regions. So set sail and uncover those mysteries.

(click map for a high resolution version)

7th Sea World Map (there be monsters)
 

 

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Joachim Deneuve...
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To add a bit of commentary to this:

  • The maps from Pirate Nations were resized so that their scales matched as exactly as possible.
  • The orange lines represent the Prime Meridian and Equator.
  • They were positioned horizontally and vertically using the Latitude and Longitude shown on the borders of the Pirate Nations and Nations of Theah Volume 1 maps.
  • You might notice that the Atabean Sea area is on some sort of projection, whereas I have no idea if Theah is or isn't.
Cthulhu Netobvious
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Here is a sneak peak from the 7th Sea cartographer himself,

This includes the (left to right) Aztlan, our Theah, Crescent Empire and Ifri (faux-Africa below).

7th Sea 2e World Map Sneak Peak

 

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Joachim Deneuve...
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That is cool.

Also, Ifri is really close, which makes sense, since the Mediterranean isn't that big.  I also guess that the Crescent Empire map is a bit squint.

Nathan Henderson
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So on the Ifri map we have...

Khemet (Egypt)
Maghreb (... the Maghreb)
Mbey (I'm finding Gabon and Congo results, so I'm guessing Kingdom of the Kongo)
Manden (Mali Empire)
Aksum (Ethiopia)

I can't make out the writing on the island at the center of the convergence of the rivers (is that the not Niger and the not Nile... so mythic level "source of the Nile"/Mountain of the Moon local)  or at the bottom of the map.  I wonder if there will be a Mutapa/Zimbabwe based nation, or Swahili Coast/Azania, etc...

Cthulhu Netobvious
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Jerry Grayson mentioned a West African analog and the first ever cover preview showed a chief influenced by real-Ghana (once named as The Gold Coast nation).

7th Sea Preview cover of Ifri Lands of Gold and Fire

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Nathan Henderson
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Actually Manden may be primarily Ghana inspired, that would make sense.  I think I assumed it was Mali Empire based because the description we've read of Djen makes it sound like Timbuktu.

Anne
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You were right : Ifri may be a not-africa but Manden is an actual langage and ethnicity (and also the other name of Mali empire). 
​And Djen name is close of Djenne https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Mosque_of_Djenn%C3%A9 

​I'm trying to do an edit of this map by myself, to include Cresent Empire map. The mile scale helps but there  are some issues : 
​First, if the North on bove map are respected, the coast doesn't match. So I choose to supperpose the coast and don't care too much of North.
​Second, the Attaban archipelago map is clearly not a flat projection, the meridians are incurved and the space between meridian 60, 75 and 90 is not constant (and not the same of the map of Numa). So maybe it's also the case of Crescent and Thea, maybe not. 

​I've also a question about the Zero Meridian. I don't remember to read anythink on that in the books (maybe I skip it) and so I think it should be placed between pole and some place of importance in history of navigation or geography : Carleon, Vesten or maybe Castillian City. So I don't understand it place in the map below. According to the lattitude on Numa's map and its relative position between Crescent and Thea (deduced by it's position on the Ifri Map, north of Ifri and south to Vodacce), the 0 meridian in this first map of the world is more likely 10E' and 0 meridian pass in Montaigne in the Mt Doré (... but it's hard to tell were exactly as we don't know if this is a 'flat' projection or a deformed projection, as for the Attaban)...

​So here's the map I've got. The position of Numa and Attaban archipelago will be certainly be modified when maps of Ifri and Aztlan will be published...

Giasone Vodocci
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I am hoping we will get the Khitai map.

I do love how Terra is shaping up. We have;

  • Theah
  • Ifri
  • Aztlan
  • Khitai

Plus whatever they name the "Colonies" continent. But we have continents! A literal world to explore.

Joachim Deneuve...
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Is The Crescent part of Theah, part of Khitai or its own place, in your opinion.

BluSponge
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Isn't that like asking if the Middle East is part of Europe?  Asia?  Or Russia?

Anne
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The Crescent Empire belong to the 7th sea system, as Thea, but it is not Thea (as Atzlan, Ifri, Ataban, etc.) 
 

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