New Map Design

I've been playing around recently with my world map design and came up with the idea of making a multiple piece map with each continent on a separate canvas. Of course I didn't stop there and have ended up with a world map in 11 parts. The theory is it's more adaptable than a one piece map and can be hung in multiple different configurations, with either Europe, Asia or the Americas in the centre. It can also be hung as one large piece or in groups of individual continents.

Work in Progress - world map in 11 pieces (200cm x 110cm)

Work in Progress - world map in 11 pieces (200cm x 110cm)

A different configuration of the world map - with Asia and Australia in the centre

A different configuration of the world map - with Asia and Australia in the centre

I've had fun playing around with the map sizes and layout, but it's very time consuming and labour intensive making 11 separate small pieces instead of just one large one! It took forever to come up with the right size maps to look good fitted together. Now that the bases are all finished I can concentrate on making the features and will post more images when it's done.

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