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The Commonwealth by Sapiento The Commonwealth by Sapiento
Commissioned map, showing a surviving Commonwealth of Poland-Lithuania.
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doliwaq Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Piękna mapa! I te państwa - Republika Pomorska, Republika Estonii, Chanat Krymski... Jaki świat byłby piękny. Gdyby jeszcze Pomorze nie dało się zgermanizować, ale zachowało swój słowiański charakter,  byłoby wspaniale.
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pmva Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
Nice map but there are many typos and some naming inconsistencies. Also, that's voivodeship (wojewˇdztwo) not province.
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Zireael07 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh heck, the map is brilliant. I love the other countries also... the Khanate!!!
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NazjaRaj Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
GOLDEN HOOORDEEESSS!!!!
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Sapiento Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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NocturnalDarkness Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
HellyeahPoland-Lithuania. :D

Excellent, as always.
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Sapiento Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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NocturnalDarkness Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
*Tips hat.*
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armorclad Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Interface Designer
This is fantastic.
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Sapiento Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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QuantumBranching Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Very cool: are you going to post this on the alternatehistory.com map thread?

(Surviving Khanate of the Crimea, too? NOW we're reaching. :) )
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Sapiento Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, I'll post it at ah.com, yes.
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QuantumBranching Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
(Wait a mo - does the Khanate include northern Romania?)
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AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Freaked me out too, a Crimean Khanate that pulled a Meiji and nabbed Romanian oilfields could be very dangerous if its growth isn't checked.
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1Wyrmshadow1 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
I was born where the last 'e' in Lubelskie is on the map.
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ZhaneAugustine Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
This design is insanely awesome.
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Sapiento Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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ZhaneAugustine Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
welcome
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KCammy Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
I could do this... Not even in EUIII. :D
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Sapiento Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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LS-Jebus Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I haven't worked on maps for a long time, but when I go back to an old project, this is going to be an inspirational example. It's great for representing the kind of worlds I love to create, which are much like our own, focused on politics and war above fantasy. Where borders, rivers, and labels are of the utmost importance.
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Sapiento Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Laiqua-lasse Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Excellent map, really impressive! :)
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Sapiento Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Rarayn Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
This is a seriously impressive looking map. Good work!
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Sapiento Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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GTD-Orion Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Just wondering, why is Moldova a part of the Crimean Khanate?
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Sapiento Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
A different course of history like the rest of the map.
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JanBoruta Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well, that's SO optimistic I dare say it's the most fantasy of your commissioned pieces :D That's an insta-fav for me, it just shows your great skill in map making. I'm going to be making some maps of my own world and I'd ask about your technique, but I know that masters like to treasure their secrets... ;)

I don't know if the names of voivodeships were given to you by someone else, but if it's supposed to be Polish, I'd make a couple of fixes:

-"Brzeskie" or "Brzeskolitewskie" instead of "Brzeski-Litewskie". (possessive adjectives in Polish about multi-word nouns are written as one word)

-"Kudackie" instead of "Kudakskie" ("k" becomes "c" to facilitate pronunciation)

-"Pskowskie" instead of "Pskˇwskie" ("ˇ" becomes "o", as above, historical grammar)

-"Wendeńskie" instead of "Wendenskie" (the "n" in the adjective is softened by the accent which means something like "i") (though here the name "Ryskie", referring to Riga, would be more appropriate, unless Wenden is the capital)

There are also minor typos, mainly in unique Polish letters. Correct forms should be:
Czernihˇw, Rˇwne, Smoleńsk and so on. Nothing a 5-minute glance on the atlas shouldn't fix :) It's important because those typos suggest that the name should be pronounced differently than in reality.
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Sapiento Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I've sent the client an updated version. Thank you!
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Sapiento Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the hints. Some name were given, others I took from Wikepedia (Polish). I will change it as soon I have enough time.
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