Nicked from The Wertzone:

A fan-made map of Joe Abercrombie's THE FIRST LAW series

Since the publication of the first volume, fans of Joe Abercrombie’s The First Law were always clamouring to get a map of his world. Abercrombie, contrary as always, would not crumble under the weight of their pleas.

Since then, with Best Served Cold and The Heroes, fans have been treated to several (very beautiful) maps of various regions of Abercrombie’s world, but never the whole thing. Until now… sorta.

Using references in the text (and the map from Best Served Cold as a starting point, artist Scubamarco of Germany, has illustrated a lovingly rendered map of Abercrombie’s world that is, as far as I can tell, accurate to the text of The First Law and its pseudo-sequels (if not exact to the image in Abercrombie’s head).

If we’re lucky, an artist like Scubamarco should be snapped up quickly by the major (and smaller) publishing houses. This map’s better than a whole lot of the junk that appears in a lot of Fantasy novels.

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  • Raphael March 10, 2011 at 6:09 am

    That map is gorgeous! If it is even accurate, it is perfect.

  • Fredo March 10, 2011 at 8:32 am

    Clamoring, yes. Clambering, no! :)

  • aidan March 10, 2011 at 8:42 am

    Hah! Wow. I must’ve been tired while writing. Should’ve clambered into bed.


  • Jim March 12, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    If you think that map’s good, check out the folks at – some of the stuff there makes this map look like a dog’s dinner.

  • MrSpoiler May 10, 2013 at 3:04 am

    It would match the books to some extent, but has some problems. Why would two major rivers flow up from the lowlands into and through a mountain range to the other side? Why would they cross the Aos where they did if they were so close to simply going around it at that point? Why indeed cross right through the old empire overland, if it looks like they could have landed in starikland, crossed the continent through friendly territory and taken a boat there?

  • Font Police August 23, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Can anyone actually read this map? I can’t make out any of the cities… even at full size. Black on brown? Using Gothic Font in such a small size? Nevermind the accuracy… Can someone please produce a legible map?