The Lands of Ice and Fire

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, and you can get the full set of posters here.

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 Official World map for Game of Thrones

The Known World from Westeros to far Asshai

The Free Cities map for Game of Thrones

The Free Cities – Braavos, Pentos, Myr and the Narrow Sea

Central Essos map for Game of Thrones

Central Essos – from Valyria to Qarth, Ib and the Bone Mountains

The Lands Beyond the Wall for George RR Martin's Lands of Ice and Fire, mapping the lands of the Free People including the Skirling Pass, Craster's Keep and the castles from Castle Black to Eastwatch by the Sea

From Castle Black and the Skirling Pass, all the way north to the valley of Thenn and the Lands of Always Winter

Official Slaver's Bay map for Game of Thrones

Slaver’s Bay – Astapor, Yunkai and Meereen

Map of the West for George RR Martin's series A Song of Ice and Fire, detailing Westeros, the Summer Isles, the free cities and the Narrow Sea

The West – from the Summer Isles to the far north

King's Landing map for Game of Thrones

King’s Landing – with details of the Red Keep, Baelor’s Sept, the Dragon Pit and the Blackwater

The East map for Game of Thrones

The East, we finally answer the question – where is Asshai? – and also discover Uthos, Yi Ti, the City of Bloodless Men and the Thousand Islands

Dothraki Sea map for Game of Thrones

The Dothraki Sea – from the city of Volantis to the ruins on which Vaes Dothrak is built.

Official map of the city of Braavos for Game of Thrones

The Free City of Braavos with details of the House of Black and White, The Ragman’s Harbor, the Titan and the Sealord’s Palace

Westeros map for Game of Thrones

Map of Westeros – the Seven Kingdoms riven by the Game of Thrones

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.

Journeys map of the character routes for Game of Thrones

Journeys – the lifelines of Game of Thrones – up to the end of A Dance with Dragons

29 thoughts on “The Lands of Ice and Fire

  1. Eric

    I bought these maps and they are great. However, they obviously are too cumbersome to look at unless you are at home. Will there be a digital version that can be zoomed in on via a tablet? Also would be nice if you could select whose journeys you wish to see and all others disappear.

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    1. Jon Post author

      As far as I know these will always be physical only. However, the full resolution files exist, so its possible that an app could be created in the future.

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    1. Jon Post author

      The full resolution files are © George RR Martin, and are in his and Random House’s hands. Only they have the rights to post the full resolution files. To see these in their full glory, you need to pick them up in a store. I’m afraid that’s the term of the contract for work like this!

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  2. Tyler Durden

    Unreal work! Very detailed and accurate! It’s amazing what you’ve done to help breathe life into my favorite fantasy world! Everyone I know who is a fan of ASOIAF wanted to see/own maps of Westeros and beyond while reading the series and now we can! Thank you so much!

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  3. Stephen

    Do you think you could release the set in book form? Great for a collection a much easier for reference when reading.

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    1. Jon Post author

      Not my call I’m afraid. That’s a Random House issue. I know that the World of Ice and Fire will be coming out later in the year, probably in time for Christmas, which might be closer to a true Atlas.

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    1. Jon Post author

      I’m afraid not. As far as I know, the only versions available are folded. I rather like the folds personally, as all the maps I grew up with were folded, and once it’s in a frame I don’t notice them.

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  6. Kent

    Hi, I bought these maps and they are absolutely beautiful. Wonderful job. Any possibility of getting the Tolkien publishers to have you do a map set like this for Middle Earth?

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    1. Jon Post author

      Thanks a lot. I’m so glad you’re enjoying them! Unfortunately I think that Middle Earth maps are pretty much sewn up :) But I’d definitely say yes if they asked.

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  7. Ju

    Too bad they’re not available digitally and zoom-able ( without having to download them for the copyright reasons you mentioned ). I mean, I am obviously a GoT reader and would love to have a closer look at the places G.R.R. Martins mention in his books without buying having a poster that would be hard to find anyway.. They look absolutely stunning by the way, you did such a great job really !

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    1. Jon Post author

      You can get a closer look of some of these in the official Ice and Fire app from Random House. But otherwise, it’s a Barnes and Noble trip (or Amazon).

      Glad you like them!

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  8. Armando Ortiz

    Would be funny if there was a Google Streetview version…I can just imagine the car getting jumped at The Twins and stabbed in the eye a few times – with regards from the Lannisters, of course… ;)

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    1. Jon Post author

      Some crazy people have taken a lot of this and mapped it in Minecraft. So Streetview isn’t actually that farfetched!

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  9. Stuart Murray

    Seems to me the full map is still incomplete, but maybe that is by design since there are still two books left. Will there be further updates?

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    1. Jon Post author

      The map is of the known world, rather than the full globe. The world map should be current for all the books to the end – but the map of Journeys will be outdated once the series continues.

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  14. David Eoll

    @Kent, Pauline Baynes (RIP) did a splendid map poster of Middle Earth which I owned at one time. Try eBay.

    And, Jon, wonderful maps! Thank you!

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