Part of the appeal of fantasy franchises like Game of Thrones is in the immersion of their universes -- complete with political structures, histories, languages and geographies -- which helps to explain the impetus behind Dean Smith's hand-drawn map of Game of Thrones' fictional world. Measuring nearly 60 centimeters by 85 centimeters, the huge 'Game of Thrones - Map of the Known World - A1' gives a remarkable amount of detail to the fantasy series' landscape.
Drawn with fine ink and printed on cotton paper, this enormous hand-drawn map is meant more as decoration than as a reference tool. This is not to detract from the map's accuracy, however. Taking approximately 50 hours to create, Smith used every Game of Thrones resource available to craft as complete and precise a map as possible.
The hand-drawn map is being released in limited edition, with only 250 hand-signed prints available, showing that there's a luxury market even for arcane fantasy paraphernalia.