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24th Aug '17 11:22:06 AM Theriocephalus
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* Long before the official map of [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Equestria]] came out, [[http://hlissner.deviantart.com/art/Equestria-and-beyond-rev-8-1-253465186 a particularly epic map]] of Equestria and the surrounding world has been under development for an upcoming fanfic, ''[[http://wtwe.wikia.com/wiki/Where_the_World_Ends_Wiki Where the World Ends]]''. It uses locations that appear in other fan works such as [[FanFic/ItsADangerousBusinessGoingOutYourDoor Gildedale]]. Many of the map's fantasy elements originate in the lore pertaining to the story it's written for. Needless to say, the map is significantly more detailed than the official one. See that small green country near the lower right corner? That's Equestria.
** [[http://vikonaut.deviantart.com/art/Map-of-Equestria-MLP-FIM-263695231 Another]] pre-official map shows Equestria and surrounding lands as a [[AFterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] U.S. East Coast. It's nearly as complex and detailed as the one above--Canterlot, Ponyville and Cloudsdale are all rubbing shoulders in a tiny patch of the northwest of the map.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanworks:
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Long before the official map of [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Equestria]] Equestria came out, [[http://hlissner.deviantart.com/art/Equestria-and-beyond-rev-8-1-253465186 a particularly epic map]] of Equestria and the surrounding world has been under development for an upcoming fanfic, ''[[http://wtwe.wikia.com/wiki/Where_the_World_Ends_Wiki Where the World Ends]]''. It uses locations that appear in other fan works such as [[FanFic/ItsADangerousBusinessGoingOutYourDoor Gildedale]]. Many of the map's fantasy elements originate in the lore pertaining to the story it's written for. Needless to say, the map is significantly more detailed than the official one.one, and includes an enormous amount of fan-made lands. See that small green country near the lower right corner? That's Equestria.
** [[http://vikonaut.deviantart.com/art/Map-of-Equestria-MLP-FIM-263695231 Another]] pre-official map shows Equestria and surrounding lands as a [[AFterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] U.S. East Coast. It's nearly as complex and detailed as the one above--Canterlot, above -- Canterlot, Ponyville and Cloudsdale are all rubbing shoulders in a tiny patch of the northwest of the map.map.
** [[https://kampzvono.deviantart.com/art/Map-of-Equestria-Lunaverse-344097931 A fan-made map]] for Fanfic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse (an alternate timeline where Celestia, rather than Luna, went evil) show's Luna's Equestria and the locations of other story-relevant nations on its continent and nearby landmasses. [[https://kampzvono.deviantart.com/art/A-Map-of-Equestria-399519052?q=FrustratedInExcelsis%2F69305484&qo=286 A companion map]] exists for the canon universe, further including locations from other fanfics like [[FanFic/ItsADangerousBusinessGoingOutYourDoor Gildedale]] and [[FanFic/UnderTheNorthernLights Tarandroland]].
10th Aug '17 5:04:07 PM totoofze47
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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' subverts it but makes it a plot point nonetheless: despite how big it is, the world ''doesn't'' have a map, due to being mostly ocean with islands and ladmasses here and there. Drawing a full map of the world is Nami's childhood dream, which she continues working on to this day.
25th Jul '17 5:11:47 PM WillKeaton
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* ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'' published full-color insert maps of the World of Two Moons (Abode) and its solar system in the 1980s. (They can probably still be found on the ''[=ElfQuest=]'' [[http://www.elfquest.com/ website]].)

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* ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'' published full-color insert maps of the World of Two Moons (Abode) and its solar system in the 1980s. (They can probably still be found on the ''[=ElfQuest=]'' [[http://www.elfquest.com/ website]].)website.]])
19th Jul '17 6:46:03 PM Gamermaster
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* In ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', during the Magic World arc various maps of the MagicWorld (global, regional and local) get shown, sometimes with the map of Japan superimposed for size comparison purposes. Actually a subversion as [[spoiler:its actually an accurate map of ''Mars'' with oceans filled in]] which you [[GeniusBonus might notice]] early if you know some astronomy.

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* In ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', during the Magic World arc various maps of the MagicWorld (global, regional and local) get shown, sometimes with the map of Japan superimposed for size comparison purposes. Actually a subversion as [[spoiler:its [[spoiler:it's actually an accurate map of ''Mars'' with oceans filled in]] which you [[GeniusBonus might notice]] early if you know some astronomy.
9th Jul '17 3:27:00 PM MarkLungo
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* ''Anime/Acca13TerritoryInspectionDept'' is a mature show about employees of a government agency, most of whom are over 30, including the main character. It deals with adult relationships and political intrigue. It also takes place on a continent shaped like a bird.

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* ''Anime/Acca13TerritoryInspectionDept'' ''Manga/Acca13TerritoryInspectionDept'' is a mature show about employees of a government agency, most of whom are over 30, including the main character. It deals with adult relationships and political intrigue. It also takes place on a continent shaped like a bird.
27th Jun '17 3:50:53 AM Shaid
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* ''Manga/FairyTail'', also from Hiro Mashima, shows a large, similarly vague continent map early on, and in a much later arc shows there's a bigger continent across the sea. The original Fiore Kingdom gets turned into a PatchworkMap when a particularly powerful sorceress magically shifts ''the entire kingdom at random''.

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* ''Manga/FairyTail'', also from Hiro Mashima, shows a large, similarly vague continent map early on, and in a much later arc shows there's a bigger continent across the sea. The [[spoiler:The original Fiore Kingdom gets turned into a PatchworkMap when a particularly powerful sorceress magically shifts ''the entire kingdom at random''.]]
27th Jun '17 3:50:13 AM Shaid
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* ''Manga/FairyTail'', also from Hiro Mashima, shows a large, similarly vague continent map early on, and in a much later arc shows there's a bigger continent across the sea. The original Fiore Kingdom gets turned into a PatchworkMap when a particularly powerful sorceress magically shifts ''the entire kingdom at random''.


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* ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' shows an interesting variation. The world map is an inverted version of Earth. So their version of Australia is in the northern hemisphere, etc.
1st Jun '17 3:37:03 PM Az_Tech341
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* The map of Amestris and surrounding areas in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' are an important part of the plot later on.
** In the very first scene of ''Anime/FullMetalAlchemistBrotherhood'', King Bradley stands next to a bigger, more well-drawn-out version mounted on a wall, as he briefs Colonel Mustang on his mission.

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* The map of Amestris and surrounding areas in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' ''[[Manga/FullMetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood]]'' are an important part of the plot later on.
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on. In the very first scene of ''Anime/FullMetalAlchemistBrotherhood'', scene, King Bradley stands next to a bigger, more well-drawn-out version mounted on a wall, as he briefs Colonel Mustang on his mission.
30th May '17 6:12:55 PM PaulA
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* The map of the Literature/LandOfOz is one of the earliest examples of this trope. Since each succeeding book visited a different part of Oz or its environs, the map got an annual update with the release of each new book. Unfortunately, Baum messed up the map's directions, putting West and East on the wrong sides of the map. (While this was corrected in later books, devout ''Oz'' fans [[FanonDiscontinuity still embrace the swap]]; for example, in Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''The Number Of The Beast'' the world-jumping main characters use this feature to confirm that Oz really is Oz when they visit it.) The unique colors of the map of Oz forms the basis for the flag of Oz.

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* The map of the Literature/LandOfOz is one of the earliest examples of this trope. Since each succeeding book visited a different part of Oz or its environs, the map got an annual update with the release of each new book. Unfortunately, Baum messed up the map's directions, putting West and East on the wrong sides of the map. (While this was corrected in later books, devout ''Oz'' fans [[FanonDiscontinuity still embrace the swap]]; for example, in Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''The Number Of The Beast'' ''Literature/TheNumberOfTheBeast'' the world-jumping main characters use this feature to confirm that Oz really is Oz when they visit it.) The unique colors of the map of Oz forms the basis for the flag of Oz.
20th May '17 10:44:09 AM nombretomado
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* Many of the games in the ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' series included actual cloth maps of the world as {{Feelies}}. Useful for navigation in-game, but they were labeled in a pseudo-runic cypher.

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* Many of the games in the ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'' series included actual cloth maps of the world as {{Feelies}}. Useful for navigation in-game, but they were labeled in a pseudo-runic cypher.
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