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The most authoritative survey of Discworld geography, ethnography and political structure possible, considering the quality of the sources. These include the flee(t)ing observations of Unseen University's [[Rincewind|Professor of Cruel and Unusual Geography]], reports from the late Sir [[Roderick Purdeigh]] and other intrepid members of the [[Trespassers' Society|Guild of Trespassers]], recent surveys for the Grand Trunk Semaphore Company and the Ankh-Morpork and Sto Plains Hygienic Railway, and many accounts of mariners, missionaries and travellers.
The most authoritative survey of Discworld geography, ethnography and political structure possible, considering the quality of the sources. These include the flee(t)ing observations of Unseen University's [[Rincewind|Professor of Cruel and Unusual Geography]], reports from the late Sir [[Roderick Purdeigh]] and other intrepid members of the [[Trespassers' Society|Guild of Trespassers]], recent surveys for the Grand Trunk Semaphore Company and the [[Ankh-Morpork and Sto Plains Hygienic Railway]], and many accounts of mariners, missionaries and travellers.


As well as the large, detailed map and a gazetteer there are descriptions of the political organisation, peoples and economy of the various regions.
As well as the large, detailed map and a gazetteer there are descriptions of the political organisation, peoples and economy of the various regions.

Latest revision as of 17:20, 12 April 2020

The Compleat Discworld Atlas
Cover Design by Claire Ward
Co-author(s) The Discworld Emporium
Illustrator(s) Peter Dennis
Publisher Doubleday
Publication date 22 Oct 2015
ISBN 0857521306
Pages 128
RRP £25.00
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Notes
All data relates to the first UK edition.

The most authoritative survey of Discworld geography, ethnography and political structure possible, considering the quality of the sources. These include the flee(t)ing observations of Unseen University's Professor of Cruel and Unusual Geography, reports from the late Sir Roderick Purdeigh and other intrepid members of the Guild of Trespassers, recent surveys for the Grand Trunk Semaphore Company and the Ankh-Morpork and Sto Plains Hygienic Railway, and many accounts of mariners, missionaries and travellers.

As well as the large, detailed map and a gazetteer there are descriptions of the political organisation, peoples and economy of the various regions.

Contents

Introduction

Ankh-Morpork and the Sto Plains, Pseudopolis, Quirm:

The Ramtop Region:

Llamedos and the Turnwise Ocean Coast:

Uberwald and the Kneck Valley:

The Widdershins Lands:

Klatch the Continent:

Howondaland:

The Muntab Provinces

Krull and the Turnwise Ocean Islands:

The Counterweight Continent and Surrounding Islands:

Fourecks, The Land of Fog and Purdeigh Island:

Atlas Gazetter

Confirmations and Revelations

  • More recent surveys confirm The Discworld Mapp's separation of about 800 miles between Lancre and Ankh-Morpork. The earlier mentions of 500 miles in the text may be assumed to be guesstimates.
  • Quirm, likewise, is confirmed to be about 200 miles from Ankh, not 60 as once suggested.
  • Skund and its eponymous forest have continued their movement rimward-by-widdershins to a position hubward of the Morpork Mountains and approaching the River Smarl. The phenomenon also seems to have increased in area.