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Scotland in the Early 16th Century by Milites-Atterdag Scotland in the Early 16th Century :iconmilites-atterdag:Milites-Atterdag 79 16 The Habsburg Netherlands by Milites-Atterdag The Habsburg Netherlands :iconmilites-atterdag:Milites-Atterdag 61 9 The Danish Realm, 1513 by Milites-Atterdag The Danish Realm, 1513 :iconmilites-atterdag:Milites-Atterdag 92 23 Copenhagen City Map ca. 1500 by Milites-Atterdag Copenhagen City Map ca. 1500 :iconmilites-atterdag:Milites-Atterdag 29 7 Sweden ca. 1500 by Milites-Atterdag Sweden ca. 1500 :iconmilites-atterdag:Milites-Atterdag 62 24 India in 1525 - Before the Tiger's Leap by Milites-Atterdag India in 1525 - Before the Tiger's Leap :iconmilites-atterdag:Milites-Atterdag 115 25 Europe in 1512 by Milites-Atterdag Europe in 1512 :iconmilites-atterdag:Milites-Atterdag 149 51 MotF 160: The Second Italian War of Charles VIII by Milites-Atterdag MotF 160: The Second Italian War of Charles VIII :iconmilites-atterdag:Milites-Atterdag 45 19 The Ambrosian Netherlands by Milites-Atterdag The Ambrosian Netherlands :iconmilites-atterdag:Milites-Atterdag 72 22 Germany's Cordon Sanitaire by Milites-Atterdag Germany's Cordon Sanitaire :iconmilites-atterdag:Milites-Atterdag 49 9 Maratha States by Milites-Atterdag Maratha States :iconmilites-atterdag:Milites-Atterdag 41 0 Kaiserreich's India 1936 by Milites-Atterdag Kaiserreich's India 1936 :iconmilites-atterdag:Milites-Atterdag 61 6 Kaiserreich 1936 by Milites-Atterdag Kaiserreich 1936 :iconmilites-atterdag:Milites-Atterdag 84 17 Kaiserreich 1936 WIP by Milites-Atterdag Kaiserreich 1936 WIP :iconmilites-atterdag:Milites-Atterdag 19 0 WinterwarriorWIP by Milites-Atterdag WinterwarriorWIP :iconmilites-atterdag:Milites-Atterdag 5 0 Kaiserreich's Italy by Milites-Atterdag Kaiserreich's Italy :iconmilites-atterdag:Milites-Atterdag 35 5


Europe - 1000 AD by Cyowari Europe - 1000 AD :iconcyowari:Cyowari 100 23 Coats of Arms of the Cities and Towns of Denmark by Regicollis Coats of Arms of the Cities and Towns of Denmark :iconregicollis:Regicollis 75 7 Nordic Arms by fennomanic Nordic Arms :iconfennomanic:fennomanic 24 3 CURRENT: Reality AU: The Magni Norse by SkullSmithy CURRENT: Reality AU: The Magni Norse :iconskullsmithy:SkullSmithy 70 4 HAoE: The Peloponnesian War by zalezsky HAoE: The Peloponnesian War :iconzalezsky:zalezsky 108 21 Kaiserreich - The Balkans by ShahAbbas1571 Kaiserreich - The Balkans :iconshahabbas1571:ShahAbbas1571 59 18 Heia Safari by Arminius1871 Heia Safari :iconarminius1871:Arminius1871 16 14 Atlas Elyden #31 - the Kingdom of Venthir by vorropohaiah Atlas Elyden #31 - the Kingdom of Venthir :iconvorropohaiah:vorropohaiah 32 6 Maps From The Vault: The Intermarium by XibalbaAH Maps From The Vault: The Intermarium :iconxibalbaah:XibalbaAH 20 2 HAoE: Macedonian Empire: Alexander III's Conquests by zalezsky HAoE: Macedonian Empire: Alexander III's Conquests :iconzalezsky:zalezsky 129 26 HAoE: Minoan Civilization by zalezsky HAoE: Minoan Civilization :iconzalezsky:zalezsky 94 11 Hittite Empire by zalezsky Hittite Empire :iconzalezsky:zalezsky 112 23 HAoE: Kassites by zalezsky HAoE: Kassites :iconzalezsky:zalezsky 72 11 Slavic Expansion by Arminius1871 Slavic Expansion :iconarminius1871:Arminius1871 98 48 Germanic Expansion by Arminius1871 Germanic Expansion :iconarminius1871:Arminius1871 107 82 HAoE: Sumerian Civilization by zalezsky HAoE: Sumerian Civilization :iconzalezsky:zalezsky 76 23


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I do maps and stuff, but mainly maps. My primary cartographic interest is historical - both factual and counterfactual.


Scotland in the Early 16th Century
A map for my ongoing Nordic counterfactual history.

This is my first topographical map, so there are bound to be some mistakes here and there. My apologises to those with a close relationship with a 1:1 correct representation of the highlands, but it was a hassle to match the various maps together. 

Done in illustrator, coat of arms taken from wappenwiki. 

Thoughts, comments and criticism are most welcome! 

Between Rose and Thistle

After the death of James IV at Flodden, his wife Margaret Tudor is appointed regent of his young sons James and Alexander. However, Margaret enrages the pro-French faction by favouring an alliance with her brother Henry VIII. When she married Archibald Douglas, the 6th Earl of Angus in secret, she forfeited her position as regent (her late husband's will stipulating that she only keep the position as long as she remain a widow). 

Consequently, Margaret is deposed by the Scottish privy council. In her place John Stewart, duke of Albany and cousin of James IV, is recalled from France to serve as Governor and Protector of the Realm. In the ensuing power struggle, Margaret flees south to the court of Henry VIII with her oldest son James in tow. However, her second son the infant Alexander, Duke of Ross, is captured by forces loyal to Albany.

With Margaret and James in London, the privy council declares James V deposed and hails the duke of Ross as Alexander IV, with Albany as his regent. 

Fearful of an English army coming North to restore James V to the Scottish throne, John Stewart goes through with the historically correct plans of restoring the Orkney and Shetland Isles to Danish control in exchange for monetary and possibly military support. Christian II of Denmark, recently wed to Isabella of Austria-Burgundy and annoyed by English incursions on Iceland, is happy to oblige.     
The Habsburg Netherlands
A historical map of the situation in the Netherlands on the eve of the Guelders War. This is the first map I've ever made entirely in Illustrator, so let me know what you think!

Coat of arms taken from Wappenwiki. 
The Danish Realm, 1513
An almost accurate (and AFAIK, unique) map of the administrative division of the Danish realm in 1513, immediately prior to the death of king Hans I. This, alongside the map of Copenhagen I uploaded yesterday, is made in order to accompany an alternate historical timeline I'm writing.

I tried a somewhat new style for this map, but I'm pretty happy with the mellow colour-scheme. Thoughts and suggestions are as always welcome.

All land not owned directly by the aristocracy and the church belonged to the Danish feudal system. Although inherently feudal in nature, they were not as a rule passed on within certain families, but enfeoffed as a result of a tangible service rendered by a nobleman. Fiefs consisted of an amalgamation of lesser administrative divisions known as hundreds (corresponding to shires in England) and were enfeoffed on vastly different terms - the only commonality being the fief-holder’s obligation to supply military forces when called upon by the monarch. Generally speaking, the four different types of fiefs were:

The account fief: the most profitable arrangement for the crown. The fief-holder served as a royal appointed official who received a previously agreed upon salary in exchange for his service.

The rent fief: the second-most profitable enfeoffment for the crown. A certain rent is placed on the fief’s revenue which is paid directly into the royal coffers, whilst the fief-holder retains the remaining surplus in exchange for his services.

The pledge fief: usually granted in exchange for a loan provided by the fief-holder. In place of paying the fief-holder an interest rate, the crown pledged the income of the fief to the creditor until the debt had been paid.

The service fief: the least profitable enfeoffment for the crown as the only compensation provided the royal treasury was the military service of the fief-holder, who otherwise kept all the revenue gathered in the fief for himself.   

Sources for this map are:

Base-map: Arup, Erik: Danmarks historie, Bind 2 - Stænderne i herrevælde (Copenhagen, 1932)
Administrative divisions: Danmarks Len og Lensmænd i det sextende aarhundrede (1513-1596), v. Kristian Erslev (Copenhagen 1879)

Done in Illustrator and Photoshop.
Copenhagen City Map ca. 1500
My first venture into city maps. Copenhagen ca. 1500 with English annotations for important locations. Fairly simply done, so be kind! Done in Illustrator and Photoshop, source is Arup, Erik: Danmarks historie, Bind 2 - Stænderne i herrevælde (Copenhagen, 1932). 
Sweden ca. 1500
Another historical map, showing the provincial (len) subdivisions of Sweden ca. 1500. 
Source for this map is Arup, Erik: Danmarks historie, Bind 2 - Stænderne i herrevælde (Copenhagen, 1932)

Made in Illustrator and Photoshop (CS5)



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YamaLama1986 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 24, 2017   Digital Artist
Hello, I'm in a DA group about the history of India, and I see you are familiar with that with the excellent maps you've made. I  was wondering if you would be interested in volunteering to create one of your high-quality maps depicting the Maurya Empire at the height of its power.
Milites-Atterdag Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi there! So for taking so long to reply, it's been a busy couple of weeks for me. I might do a Mauryan Empire map at some point, but I'm going to have my hands full in the immediate future, so any maps I might or might not do will be rather smallish in scale :) 
YamaLama1986 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2017   Digital Artist
That's alright, your maps are great and anything you could do would be greatly appreciated. :)
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2017
Thx for ur watch mate^^
MoralisticCommunist Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch! :happybounce: 
Milites-Atterdag Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not at all, you're making great cartography!
KingWillhamII Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016
Happy Birthday! :D
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