Map of the Day — The Fantasy World of Game of Thrones

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Each day over the next two weeks we’ll be posting maps that have caught our eye. You know, from charting David Foster Wallace’s characters in Infinite Jest to tracking food trucks in San Francisco, these maps will have you exploring.

With so much of our own world charted, it’s fun to get lost in the fantasy world of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Beautifully animated during the show’s title sequence, the map shows the rise of kingdoms and territories represented by mechanical gears. From King’s Landing to Winterfell, the unrestrained world of Game of Thrones translates to a map you’ll want to set out to discover. Fans of the epic book series, A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, have done just that, charting the volumes beyond Game of Thrones. The interactive map of the HBO show is also worth exploring.

 

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