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All of the maps on this page are past commissions and are organized by style. All maps made by me, Rachael Ward. Happy browsing!

custom map for fiction novel
map for fantasy novel
custom dark fantasy map
fantasy novel map
custom fantasy map

Light Fantasy

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.

light fantasy map cartographybird
custom novel map

Dark Fantasy

A rich and dramatic color scheme, dark fantasy maps are perfectly suited to worlds with tumultuous histories, hidden secrets, and shadowy beasts. The vibrant emerald seas and warm, red-toned lands create elegant and respectable maps. These maps look best in digital projects.

dark elven map
custom parchment map


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.

parchment map vintage
custom city map dnd

City & Village Maps

Cities, towns, villages, space colonies - these maps offer a zoomed-in portrait of the most important settlements of your world!

dnd city map
dnd city map border fantasy

Custom Borders

Custom illustrations along the border of the map 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 a touch of story and culture into the map. 

fantasy map border art sky whale
fantasy map border art

Unique Styles

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 

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