The Lands of Ice and Fire

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The Lands of Ice and Fire
The Lands of Ice and Fire cover.jpg
Language English
Publisher Bantam Books (US)
HarperCollins Voyager (UK)
Released 30 October, 2012
Media Type Boxed collection
Pages 12 posters
ISBN ISBN 0345538544

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[1] 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.

Contents

Content

The 12 included maps are: [1]

Some of the places the maps depict were previously not mentioned in canon, including:[2]

Three routes penetrate the Bone Mountains. They connect the Dothraki Sea and Qarth with the unknown and exotic lands to the East:

Purpose

George R. R. Martin has stated that the maps are not meant to be perfect, especially the map of the known world. They don't show everything, and Martin has said "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." [3]

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