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One of the most incredible physical world maps of the original game, with extreme detail.

 

Over on the WoW reddit, user bankoftokyo  was asking around if anyone knew where this amazing map he's had for 10 years was from, and in doing so also shared it with the rest of us. Suffice it to say I was amazed and had never seen it before - there's speculation on whether it was given out with the original game at select retailers, or was just lying around stores at the time of WoW's first launch, or came with the Warcraft Atlas hardcover. Wherever it's from, I need one and cannot keep repeating enough how amazing it is. Now, this is pre-Cataclysm and even pre-Burning Crusade, so it's the original, oldschool Vanilla feel.  But enough hype, here are the images he shared:

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Just wow. Now it's time to start begging people on the internet to sell me one.

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Hi,

I'm new here, finally took the plunge to create an account. The pictures above are from the 'World of Warcraft Atlas' book.

I bought this book when I started playing many, many, moons ago. The ISBN: 0-7440-0441-1 & Library of Congress Catalog

No. is 2005923552. I hope this helps anyone who may be looking for this book. :)

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28 minutes ago, Optimistic1 said:

Hi,

I'm new here, finally took the plunge to create an account. The pictures above are from the 'World of Warcraft Atlas' book.

I bought this book when I started playing many, many, moons ago. The ISBN: 0-7440-0441-1 & Library of Congress Catalog

No. is 2005923552. I hope this helps anyone who may be looking for this book. :)

Looks like we've got our answer! 

Is the map itself included with the book, or does the book just have pictures of these maps?

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The book has 192 pages. There was a map, not sure if it came with this book or not, I'll have to hunt around for it. I keep all of my wow stuff lol. The book has all of the original wow maps, along with town & camp maps, flight masters, Innkeepers, mount trainers, class trainers, profession trainers, resources, rare mobs, skill trainers, and specialty vendors. The maps are in color, and there are 94 full spread maps, including the three alliance cities of Stormwind, Ironforge, and Darnassus & the three horde cities of Orgrimmar, Undercity, and Thunder Bluff. Just go to any online bookstore and enter the ISBN number, and you can hunt around for the book. Good Luck!

 

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I still have that old Classic Book that I brought a few months before Burning Crusade. I still love perusing that book today and I'm sad that Cataclysm happened since most of the zones have been altered since then. This is a good way to remember Classic WoW.

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World of Warcraft World Map

By Bart G. Farkas. Published by BradyGames.

The World of Warcraft World Map is not just a tool to help you find your way around Azeroth — it's also a work of art worthy of display. This large poster will look great on the wall of your game room or your living room!

2-sided, full-color poster ready for framing.

Side 1: the Azeroth map with all flight paths — highlights the Horde, Alliance, Neutral, and Druid-only travel points.

Side 2: the Azeroth map, unfettered — shows a clear view of the topography of the islands.

Large 36" x 48" dimensions fit standard poster frame size.

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20 hours ago, Drobu said:

I actually still have my map to this day. It's framed and sitting above my monitors.

It was offered through Bradygames in the back of the BC strategy guide. 

http://imgur.com/fzf2cXD

Sooo, on a totally unrelated note, where do you live and is your backdoor unlocked? Also where exactly is the map in your house? Just asking for a friend.

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I had this map, although it wasn't folded like in the picture up there, so there must have been two. The map that I had was laminated that I bought online through that bradygames.com/wow page. I no longer have the map, I am pretty sure my parents threw it away (bummer it's like $500 on ebay). 

Here is my picture from 01/2007 where you can see the bottom of the map at the top of the picture, and you can see it's laminated and shiny. 

 

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2 hours ago, Jnna said:

Here is my picture from 01/2007 where you can see the bottom of the map at the top of the picture, and you can see it's laminated and shiny. 

It seems like you're in the contingent of people that were lucky enough to grab one! It sounds like it went the same way my collector's editions did, though. In the bin  by people that don't know what it's worth :p

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OMG I had this map, didn't have any place to put it, and tossed it in one of my moves.  I am so sad I threw it out.  I got it for Christmas from my ex and have no idea where he got it.  But it was not part of any atlas, expansion, etc.  It was sold as a stand-alone map.  It had all the flight paths on the back.  If I knew then what I know now...

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I got this map when I bought the Bradygames book guide for vanilla back in 2005 . There was an advert in the rear of the book about how to get the map and so I sent off for it and it is amazing. Very handy with the flight paths (especially now with Classic releasing) as soon as I got it, I had a frame custom made for it and its been up on my wall since (it's in pristine condition, none of those ugly fold marks all over it).

It will be returning to the wall above my pc monitor when classic releases, I can't wait to relive the vanilla days again.

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