The Lands of Ice and Fire
|The Lands of Ice and Fire|
Bantam Books (US)|
HarperCollins Voyager (UK)
|Released||30 October, 2012|
|Media Type||Boxed collection|
The Lands of Ice and Fire is a boxed collection of twelve A Song of Ice and Fire map posters, stretching from Westeros to Asshai. It is illustrated by cartographer Jonathan Roberts of the Fantastic Maps blog. The collection came out in the US from Bantam Books on 30 October 2012 and in the UK from HarperCollins Voyager on 8 November 2012. Six of the maps were included in the A World of Ice and Fire app's update on 20 September 2013.
The twelve included maps are:
- A new, complete map of the known world, stretching from Westeros to Asshai.
- A full map of Westeros, combining the North and the South.
- A new map of the Dothraki Sea and the Red Waste.
- A new map of the Qarth region and the lands in the Further East.
- A "Journeys" map showing the path traveled by all the major characters in A Song of Ice and Fire.
- A map of the West featuring Westeros, the Free Cities and the Summer Isles.
- A map of Central Essos.
- A city map of King's Landing.
- A new city map of Braavos.
- A map of the lands beyond the Wall.
- A map of the Free Cities in western Essos.
- A map of Slaver's Bay and surrounding regions, including the Valyrian peninsula and northern Sothoryos.
Some of the places the maps depict were previously not mentioned in canon, including:
- The continent/landmass of Ulthos
- The Cities of the Bloodless Men
- The Thousand Islands
- The plains of the Jogos Nhai
- The Five Forts
- The Land of the Shrykes
- The Great Sand Sea
- The Grey Waste
- The Cannibal Sands
- The Howling Hills
- The Bleeding Sea
- The Realm of Jhogwin
- The City of the Winged Men
- The ruined city of Stygai
- The city of Carcosa
- Trader Town
- Vaes Jini
- Vaes Qosar
- The Kingdoms of the Ifeqevron
- The Kingdom of Sarnor
- The Shrinking Sea
- The Poison Sea
- The Dry Deep
- The Bone Mountains
The idea was to do something representing the lands and seas of which, say, a maester of the Citadel might be aware... and while the maesters know more about Asshai and the lands beyond than a medieval monk knew about Cathay, distance remains a factor, and past a certain point legends and myths will creep here. Here there be winged men, and such.
References and Notes
- Random House product description
- Collins, Sean T. (2012-12-05). "The Lands of Ice and Fire: Some thoughts". All Leather Must Be Boiled. http://boiledleather.com/post/37284573235/the-lands-of-ice-and-fire-some-thoughts.