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Every month we go through our back catalog of maps and the many amazing supporters of the blog over on Patreon vote on which two should be re-released under the free commercial use license. Today we are looking back seven years to Jacob’s Spur

The city of Jacob’s Spur was once a pirate haven, but gradually became more and more civilized as the years passed and it became involved in the politics and wars against the Kale empire. It was sacked and almost razed on two occasions during the wars, and the damage from the final battles remains along the leftovers of the inland curtain wall.

Jacob's Spur - colour 300dpi

Jacob’s Spur – colour 300dpi

The original of this map was drawn using a black gel pen in a 4 x 6 inch notebook (most of my maps prior to 2014 were drawn in such notebooks as I did most of my drawing while waiting for appointments for my nerve damage). For this release, I’ve cleaned up that version of the map and released it (below) in a 1200 dpi B&W format as with most of the maps in recent years.

But I’ve been trying to play with colour tools, and the one above is a decent attempt at colourizing this classic map of mine.

Jacob's Spur - B&W 1200dpi

Jacob’s Spur – B&W 1200dpi

Jacob’s Spur has been a location in four of my campaigns in the last decade, although in two campaigns it was referenced instead of visited directly.


This map is made available to you under a free license for personal or commercial use under the “RELEASE THE KRAKEN” initiative thanks to the awesome supporters of my Patreon Campaign. Over 400 awesome patrons have come together to fund the site and these maps, making them free for your use.

Because of the incredible generosity of my patrons, I’m able to make this map free for commercial use also. Each month while funding is over the $400 mark, we choose a map from the blog’s extensive back catalog to retroactively release under this free commercial license. You can use, reuse, remix and/or modify the maps that are being published under the commercial license on a royalty-free basis as long as they include attribution (“Cartography by Dyson Logos” or “Maps by Dyson Logos”).