All of the maps on this page are past commissions and are organized by style. All maps made by me, Rachael Ward. Happy browsing!
My most popular style, light fantasy maps offer realistically colored terrain with light turquoise seas, warmly toned lands, and an overall bright and happy impression.
If you're looking for a mapmaker to help out with a novel or print-based project, light fantasy maps print exceptionally well and also translate well into grayscale.
A rich and dramatic color scheme, dark fantasy maps are perfectly suited to worlds with tumultuous histories, hidden secrets, and shadowy beasts. The vibrant turquoise seas and warm, red-toned lands create elegant and regal maps. These maps look best in digital projects.
This style most closely approximates vintage parchment maps, with aged paper, rich warm tones, and an overall aesthetic that would be perfectly at home in the hands of an intrepid explorer. While refined and elegant, parchment maps promise discovery and adventure! These maps print beautifully and also translate well to grayscale.
City & Village Maps
Cities, towns, villages, space colonies - these maps offer a zoomed-in portrait of the most important settlements of your world!
Illustrated border panels highlight your world's unique features - sky ships, mythical beasts, gods and heroes, whatever stands out in your world! These additions are a great way to add narrative & symbolic depth the map.
Maps are only one way to incorporate art into your novel - interior title pages illustrations and chapter header flourishes are classic additions to any novel. They're also a fantastic way to expand the symbolic depth of your project.
I'm always happy to make maps that fall outside of my standard styles. If you're looking for underwater cities, asteroid biodomes, unique colour schemes - just let me know!
See more examples of my work and follow my latest projects on my instagram account: @cartographybird