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Bharatvarsha by scrollsofaryavart Bharatvarsha by scrollsofaryavart
map of india from around 600BC (or 2900BC), few centuries after the Mahabharat

not to scale, and not 100% accurate- based part on fact and part on lore
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Definitely a beautiful piece of work, i can tell that a lot of effort was put into it. Love the detail and mountain schematics; very well balanced as well. I like the rugged yet still simplistic look. Though I do have a small problem I'd say to better space the Provence names in relation to town names. I know that back in the old days of cartography it was how they did it but a little bit of cleanup wouldn't hurt. I also would recommend using the 3 layer technique where the base is the paper texture then do a combination of 50% additive layer and 50% colour burn, makes the image come out quite nicely. I'm no cartography genius so who am I to talk? I think that this is something that hasn't been done before so I strongly believe you should do more maps. In the end I'm just a nerd sitting behind his computer drooling over cartography so my opinion isn't very professional. I'd love to see more of your work!
-Hopefully my critique wasn't too harsh.
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raiyankamal Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
great piece of work. Only one question, why did you leave out Lanka ? (present day Sri Lanka)
scrollsofaryavart Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm that's a good question. I never thought about this before, I guess I left out Lanka unconsciously. But if I think about it, I think it's because I made this map more from a historical perspective. And Lanka (in my mind) is associated with The Ramayana, which I subconsciously link more with mythology and religion than with history.
Felix-james Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
This is fantastic, your fading letters look well on the old paper
rkmisraadc Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
It is an excellent piece of work. I wish to extend my congratulations to the person who placed it in the website.
Solrac1993 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, a great map! :clap:
Historybuffy Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
I LOVE maps!!! I featured your work in :iconhistorygirls: latest blog post I hope you don't mind me sharing!!
scrollsofaryavart Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for sharing!
Historybuffy Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
No problem! Good work again!
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