Antique-Style Map of Europe

Self-initiated project | 2017-21 | Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
This detailed map of the entire continent of Europe continues my explorations into creating contemporary maps in antiquated styles. Featuring over 2,000 individual place names and nearly 1,000 geographical features including islands, rivers, lakes, mountain ranges, peaks, glaciers and headlands, it depicts the continent and all its present-day nation states, first-level administrative divisions, regions and disputed territories, all as of Spring 2021*. The style was developed to resemble an antique map of the mid-late 19th century, utilising a period-style decoration scheme, range of symbols and serif and sans-serif typefaces throughout; other features such as the system of concentric outlines of decreasing widths around the coastlines, the delicate colour palette consisting of five main colours with subtle fading vignette effects around each country's outline, and the light sepia background colour all enhance the impression of an antique map.

Prints of this design are available to purchase via my online store. Click the images below to enlarge.

(* The original version of this map was completed in 2018, and was modified and updated in 2021)

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