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12th Aug '16 12:02:01 AM PaulA
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* LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/TheSharingKnife'' series of books contain maps of The Wide Green World, becoming grander in scale in each book as the characters do more and more travelling. The maps are based on, but not particularly close to, the eastern half of the USA, particularly Ohio.

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* LoisMcMasterBujold's Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/TheSharingKnife'' series of books contain maps of The Wide Green World, becoming grander in scale in each book as the characters do more and more travelling. The maps are based on, but not particularly close to, the eastern half of the USA, particularly Ohio.
4th Aug '16 2:43:17 AM PaulA
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* The ''MagicKingdomOfLandover'' series has a map of Landover.

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* The ''MagicKingdomOfLandover'' ''Literature/MagicKingdomOfLandover'' series has a map of Landover.
2nd Aug '16 9:14:47 PM mindstalk
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** And before it, ''Literature/TheHobbit'', with two maps.
27th Jul '16 8:42:10 PM PaulA
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* There's are maps in Creator/AnneBishop's ''Tir Alainn'' and ''Literature/TheOthers'' books which have notes underneath them reading, "This map was created by a geographically challenged author. All distances are whimsical and subject to change without notice."
** Inverted in her ''Emphera'' books: you couldn't draw a map even if you wanted because two different people can end up in two different places by going through the same gate depending on where the "heart resonates" with.

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* There's are maps in Creator/AnneBishop's works:
** There are maps in
''Tir Alainn'' and ''Literature/TheOthers'' books which have notes underneath them reading, "This map was created by a geographically challenged author. All distances are whimsical and subject to change without notice."
** Inverted in her ''Emphera'' ''Ephemera'' books: you couldn't draw a map even if you wanted because two different people can end up in two different places by going through the same gate depending on where the "heart resonates" with.
26th Jul '16 9:39:07 PM PaulA
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* UrsulaKLeGuin's ''Literature/EarthseaTrilogy'' has a map showing various parts of the archipelago. Certain editions will include close-ups on the map when the characters are spending time in that particular reach (very very useful!) Her more recent YA series, of which the first is entitled ''Gifts,'' also has such a map, but notably the characters in ''Gifts'' only ever occupy a small upper-right hand corner of the map. Presumably they'll venture forth in the sequels.

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* UrsulaKLeGuin's ''Literature/EarthseaTrilogy'' Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin's ''Literature/{{Earthsea}}'' series has a map showing various parts of the archipelago. Certain editions will include close-ups on the map when the characters are spending time in that particular reach (very very useful!) Her useful!)
* Le Guin's
more recent YA series, of which the first is entitled ''Gifts,'' also has such a map, but notably the characters in ''Gifts'' only ever occupy a small upper-right hand corner of the map. Presumably they'll venture forth in the sequels.
10th Jul '16 5:30:23 PM nombretomado
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* Each of the five books in Lloyd Alexander's ''[[PrydainChronicles Chronicles of Prydain]]'' features a map at the beginning which is relevant to the plot of the story. Since they take place in different parts of Prydain, the map naturally changes; the map also notes what happens where. It should be noted that this map bears an obvious resemblance to that of Wales, though "Prydain is not Wales--[[FantasyCounterpartCulture not entirely, at least.]]"

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* Each of the five books in Lloyd Alexander's ''[[PrydainChronicles Chronicles of Prydain]]'' ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'' features a map at the beginning which is relevant to the plot of the story. Since they take place in different parts of Prydain, the map naturally changes; the map also notes what happens where. It should be noted that this map bears an obvious resemblance to that of Wales, though "Prydain is not Wales--[[FantasyCounterpartCulture not entirely, at least.]]"
10th Jul '16 10:34:09 AM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' has a map that you use whenever you choose which location you want to go to next. It's not a real world map, since it only shows one country (Ferelden), which is part of a much larger world (Thedas). BioWare also released a true world map that shows all of Thedas (see it [[http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/File:ThedasMap.jpg here]]), but this map does not appear in the game itself.

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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' has a map that you use whenever you choose which location you want to go to next. It's not a real world map, since it only shows one country (Ferelden), which is part of a much larger world (Thedas). BioWare Creator/BioWare also released a true world map that shows all of Thedas (see it [[http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/File:ThedasMap.jpg here]]), but this map does not appear in the game itself.
25th Jun '16 3:52:49 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheTenthKingdom'' also has a map thoughtfully provided for the viewers' enjoyment, on the wall of Snow White Memorial Prison, so that both the hapless heroes TrappedInAnotherWorld and the viewers can learn exactly what the Nine Kingdoms look like. Unlike most versions of the fantasy map, it displays places which are never visited in the miniseries, since the story remains confined to the Fourth Kingdom (with brief forays into the Third and Ninth). It also has the amusing location marker "You Are Imprisoned Here" -- this becomes a slight RunningGag in the {{Novelization}} with a map in Kissing Town marked "You Are Romantically Here" -- and has the interesting feature of being remarkably similar in outlines to Europe... a feature which has led to some interesting EpilepticTrees among the fandom, ranging from [[AlternateHistory the Nine Kingdoms having diverged from our timeline centuries ago]] to our world being a non-magical, cursed offshoot of the Kingdoms.

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* ''TheTenthKingdom'' ''Series/TheTenthKingdom'' also has a map thoughtfully provided for the viewers' enjoyment, on the wall of Snow White Memorial Prison, so that both the hapless heroes TrappedInAnotherWorld and the viewers can learn exactly what the Nine Kingdoms look like. Unlike most versions of the fantasy map, it displays places which are never visited in the miniseries, since the story remains confined to the Fourth Kingdom (with brief forays into the Third and Ninth). It also has the amusing location marker "You Are Imprisoned Here" -- this becomes a slight RunningGag in the {{Novelization}} with a map in Kissing Town marked "You Are Romantically Here" -- and has the interesting feature of being remarkably similar in outlines to Europe... a feature which has led to some interesting EpilepticTrees among the fandom, ranging from [[AlternateHistory the Nine Kingdoms having diverged from our timeline centuries ago]] to our world being a non-magical, cursed offshoot of the Kingdoms.
23rd Jun '16 5:17:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* On ''BeanyAndCecil'', Captain Huffenpuff would show a map of the team's latest adventure. The focal points of the map are labeled with some outrageous puns.

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* On ''BeanyAndCecil'', ''WesternAnimation/BeanyAndCecil'', Captain Huffenpuff would show a map of the team's latest adventure. The focal points of the map are labeled with some outrageous puns.
22nd Jun '16 2:03:37 AM VVK
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* [[http://eotbeholder.deviantart.com/art/The-Only-Fantasy-World-Map-245738593 The Only Fantasy World Map You'll Ever Need]] at [[http://www.deviantart.com Deviant Art]] is an example of this.

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* [[http://eotbeholder.deviantart.com/art/The-Only-Fantasy-World-Map-245738593 The Only Fantasy World Map You'll Ever Need]] at [[http://www.and [[http://sarithus.deviantart.com/art/Map-of-Clichea-532220700 Map of Clichéa]] at [[http://www.deviantart.com Deviant Art]] is an example of parody this.
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