These are the official maps of Game of Thrones, created for The Lands of Ice and Fire. They are canon – and the only maps to cover the east of Essos, including everything from Qarth to Asshai. They were created for Random House, from the hand drawn maps of George RR Martin,
In 2012 I was commissioned to illustrate the official maps of Westeros and Essos for the world of Game of Thrones. Each map is 3 feet by 2 feet in size, 72 square feet of maps in total.
If you’d like to know more about the process behind the maps, click through to read the articles. The maps are all © George RR Martin, 2012, used with permission
Warning – the last map contains spoilers as it shows the character journeys up to the end of A Dance With Dragons.
The Known World – The first entire map of Game of Thrones
The entire world map of Game of Thrones stretches past the Bone Mountains that divide Essos down the middle, over to the far East. Those distant lands include Asshai, in the Land under Shadow, with the mysterious and luminous ghost grass, as well as Carcosa, and Leng – both Lovecraft references that make it into Game of Thrones on the very edge of the world.
The details get sparser as you travel further east, not because of a lack of people – Yi Ti is replete with rich farmed land – but due to sparsity of knowledge. This map is created from the perspective of a Maester of Oldtown, and details on the far side of the world are filled in with more guesswork than perfect knowledge.
The Free Cities of Braavos, Pentos, Myr and Lys
Map of Central Essos – including the Bone Mountains and the Red Waste
Map of North of the Wall – with all the Castles of the Night’s Watch
Slaver’s Bay – showing Meereen, Yunkai, and Astapor
The West – including the Narrow Sea, and the Summer Isles
The City of King’s Landing – from Flea Bottom, to the Red Keep
The East – with details of the Land Under Shadow, and Asshai
The Map of the Dothraki Sea and the Red Waste
Map of the Free City of Braavos
The Westeros Map – all the Castles and Kingdoms of Game of Thrones
Journeys – a map of the routes travelled by all characters
Spoilers – this last map shows the character paths to the end of A Dance With Dragons. Look away now if you don’t want to know the score.
Click on any of the maps for close up details and more information on how they were drawn. And you can pick up the posters here.