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[[Image:World map.jpg|thumb|200px|World map in The Witcher computer game]]
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There is not any canon '''map''' of the [[World]] nor the [[Continent]] provided in the novels. Numerous fans and adaptations attempted at making their own, and were said by [[Andrzej Sapkowski]] to be "more or less correct". The author himself has a map based on [[Stanislav Komárek]]'s variant which he later improved, but he decided not to publish it because the world is constantly evolving in his mind.
[[Image:Tw2 Map.jpg|thumb|200px|World map in The Witcher 2]]
 
The '''world maps''' provided with the [[The Witcher (computer game)|original game]] and [[The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings|sequel]] and on this site was based on a very good, but imperfect fan-created map. This [http://www.thewitcher.com/resources/upload/mapa/mapa_swiata.jpg hand drawn map] (''mapa świata'', in Polish) was then used by [[CD Projekt]] to create the [[:Image:World map.jpg|lovely image]] provided but the errors were transcribed onto the final image. In particular, there are known errors in the north and with some battle sites.
 
   
== Known map errors ==
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== Polish website ==
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[[File:Polish_Website_first_map.gif|thumb|The earliest map]]
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The very first maps of the Continent were created by editors of the author's Polish website. Several variants were made, with the earliest ones having such unusual features as [[Gelibol]] located in [[Nazair]] or duchy of Craite in [[East March]]. The final version were created around the time {{BoF}} was released in Poland and included corrections based on Sapkowski's notes.
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The corrected map was later used in {{WGW}}. A heavily modified variant of this map were created for {{WGW2}}.
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== [[Stanislav Komárek]] ==
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[[File:Komarek_map.gif|thumb|Stanislav Komárek's map of Northern Realms]]
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A different approach was taken by [[Stanislav Komárek]], Sapkowski's translator and associate. Based on the author's notes it was said to be the more faithful, but still had some mistakes (or, rather, elements which were later changed by Sapkowski during writing of the Saga).
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The map was later translated and appeared in some editions of The Witcher Saga.
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== [[CD Projekt's The Witcher franchise]] ==
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[[File:World map.jpg|thumb|World map for ''[[The Witcher (game)|The Witcher]]'' game based on Komárek's and [[Arkadia]] maps]]
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The map for The witcher game series were created in a joint work of [[Arkadia]]'s map creators and editors of early Polish Wiki, with a few advices of Andrzej Sapkowski himself.
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=== Known map errors ===
 
* [[Aedd Gynvael]] is depicted as being in [[Kaedwen]], when in fact it is in [[Narok]].
 
* [[Aedd Gynvael]] is depicted as being in [[Kaedwen]], when in fact it is in [[Narok]].
 
* Both the [[Toina]] river and [[Toina Valley|valley]] are similarly misplaced on the map and also belong in [[Narok]].
 
* Both the [[Toina]] river and [[Toina Valley|valley]] are similarly misplaced on the map and also belong in [[Narok]].
 
* The [[Chotla]] river is also incorrectly located. It flows through [[Upper Sodden]] and [[Brugge]], but is located in [[Temeria]] on this map.
 
* The [[Chotla]] river is also incorrectly located. It flows through [[Upper Sodden]] and [[Brugge]], but is located in [[Temeria]] on this map.
* The site of the [[Battle of Brenna]] is incorrectly located. On the map, it is shown as being north of [[Maribor]], when it should be to the southwest.
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* The site of the [[Battle of Brenna]] is incorrectly located. On the map, it is shown as being north of [[Maribor (city)|Maribor]], when it should be to the southwest.
   
== Geographic borders ==
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=== Geographic borders ===
 
A discussion of the exact geographic borders and other locations can be found on [[Borders|this page]].
 
A discussion of the exact geographic borders and other locations can be found on [[Borders|this page]].
   
== Other maps ==
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== {{Witcher TV}} ==
* [http://www.sapkowski.cz/gfx/mapa/mapacz.gif Czech map] (also error-ridden)
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During the production of {{Witcher TV}} two maps were created. The first one, by [https://www.artstation.com/michalniewiara Michał Niewiara], was shown by [[Lauren Schmidt Hissrich]] in her tweet and later attached to the newest Polish edition of [[The Witcher series#The books|''The Witcher'' Saga]]. The second one has been created by the prop department and intended to be less acurate but more artistic, as it could be used within the world. Its animated version is used [https://witchernetflix.com/ on the show's official site].
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<div class="divTableCell" style="vertical-align:top; width:50%">[[File:Netflix_map.jpg|x250px]]<br>Niewiara's sketch in 2017</div>
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<div class="divTableCell" style="vertical-align:top; width:50%">[[File:Netflix_prop_map.jpg|x250px]]<br>Prop department's map</div></div></div>
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== Few other notable maps ==
 
* [http://www.sapkowski.su/modules.php?name=Gallery&pg=Show&id=67&page=1 Russian maps]
 
* [http://www.sapkowski.su/modules.php?name=Gallery&pg=Show&id=67&page=1 Russian maps]
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* [[Commons:File:WIEDZMIN - mapa kontynentu.jpg|Map used by Wikipedia]]
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* [https://orig00.deviantart.net/e0f5/f/2018/007/1/2/ortelius__the_witcher_map_2_0_by_sarotiv-dbzal6m.jpg The Ortelius Map]
   
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== Gallery ==
[[Category:Maps]]
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<gallery>
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Polish Website second map.jpg|Corrected map from Polish website, used also in "Wiedźmin: Gra Wyobraźni"
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Map Komarek Spanish.jpg|Map for the Spanish edition (translated Stanislav's map)
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Russian edition map.png|Map for the Russian edition, based on Stanislav's map
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TW1 original map.jpg|Early map for {{Tw1}}
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Tw2 Map.jpg|Early map for ''The Witcher 2''
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Northernkingdoms full.jpg|Final map in ''The Witcher 2''
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The Witcher 3 Map of North.png|World map in ''The Witcher 3''
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</gallery>
   
 
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Latest revision as of 14:54, April 2, 2020

There is not any canon map of the World nor the Continent provided in the novels. Numerous fans and adaptations attempted at making their own, and were said by Andrzej Sapkowski to be "more or less correct". The author himself has a map based on Stanislav Komárek's variant which he later improved, but he decided not to publish it because the world is constantly evolving in his mind.

Polish website Edit

Polish Website first map

The earliest map

The very first maps of the Continent were created by editors of the author's Polish website. Several variants were made, with the earliest ones having such unusual features as Gelibol located in Nazair or duchy of Craite in East March. The final version were created around the time Baptism of Fire was released in Poland and included corrections based on Sapkowski's notes.

The corrected map was later used in Wiedźmin: Gra Wyobraźni. A heavily modified variant of this map were created for 2nd Edition of Wiedźmin: Gra Wyobraźni.

Stanislav Komárek Edit

Komarek map

Stanislav Komárek's map of Northern Realms

A different approach was taken by Stanislav Komárek, Sapkowski's translator and associate. Based on the author's notes it was said to be the more faithful, but still had some mistakes (or, rather, elements which were later changed by Sapkowski during writing of the Saga).

The map was later translated and appeared in some editions of The Witcher Saga.

CD Projekt's The Witcher franchise Edit

World map

World map for The Witcher game based on Komárek's and Arkadia maps

The map for The witcher game series were created in a joint work of Arkadia's map creators and editors of early Polish Wiki, with a few advices of Andrzej Sapkowski himself.

Known map errors Edit

Geographic borders Edit

A discussion of the exact geographic borders and other locations can be found on this page.

Netflix's The Witcher Edit

During the production of Netflix's The Witcher two maps were created. The first one, by Michał Niewiara, was shown by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich in her tweet and later attached to the newest Polish edition of The Witcher Saga. The second one has been created by the prop department and intended to be less acurate but more artistic, as it could be used within the world. Its animated version is used on the show's official site.

Netflix map
Niewiara's sketch in 2017
Netflix prop map
Prop department's map

Few other notable maps Edit

Gallery Edit

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