Actually the people in the land of Essos of more civilized and more technologically advanced than those in westeros because most of the cities have been greatly influenced by the Valyrians whose advacement was well beyond any civilization before the DOOM...
You're probably right. The Red Waste is also probably more to the east of the Dothraki Sea than so South-East. But once I started making the map I decided to take some liberties of my own. Just until the 7th book though, I hope Martin releases the full map with that, assuming it is the last book.
This is ultra awesome = it's a bit frustrating flicking between the map pages in the books and trying to work out where everything else is in relation to Westeros, now thanks to you all our problems are solved! Have you considered doing a 'Character Journey' version of your map? For example: it would be great to see Daenerys' journey on the map = you could overlay it on your map and label the key events and place names, maybe even divide it up into different sections according to which book it's in. Just a suggestion, I think you've already earned the blessings of all Seven Gods of Westeros with this = it truly is a fantastic job!
I love you're idea! I'm itching to create ASOIAF related artworks these days. I'm working on creating the Houses' banners right now but after that I'm gonna work on the character journeys as you've suggested.
I feel like I should be printing this one out and hanging it on my wall. This piece feels quite a bit more "accurate". I do like the creative liberties that were taken to plot out the parts of the land that weren't specified, and the textures of this one are obvious in representing what each region is supposed to be like; woods, swamps, etc. I do like this one, and will probably come back to this map in particular when the Winds of Winter comes out.