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Map of the Known Pony World by Sunset80 Map of the Known Pony World by Sunset80
This painting was commissioned by a long time pony lover who loved the art in the recent official map released for G4 but also wanted to see other generations represented. I did my best to replicate the official map while adding in new places mentioned in the show since the original maps creation as well as some made up places just for fun. We jointly decided to make places from G1-G3 a different continent in the same world. She also asked for Lord of the Rings references and I tried my best on that front. The painting is acrylic on canvas 24 in. x 48 in. This painting ended up being a good bit more complicated and time consuming than I had originally thought but now that I am finished and am pleased with it.


Just to answer a couple of recurring questions:

Yes, there is two Ponyvilles and yes, I did it on purpose :) Just consider G4 Ponyville the equivalent of Paris, France and G3 Ponyville like Paris, Texas. (I use this analogy because, yes, I am Texan.)

No, I do not follow the comic. I understand that it has expanded the world differently from my map. This doesn't bother me because going into this project, I knew that FIM isn't over and as soon as season 4 airs, I'm sure the writers will have created a whole host of new places that contradict my map. Hey, the writers of the show may even contradict the comic by the end of FIM's run. Now, when FIM is over and someone would like to commission me to do a super "cannon" accurate map, then sure! I'd be happy to.

Yes, I do take commissions :)

For those interested, this is the list of places that I made up.
Eyrie'a (Griffon's Nest), Dragonback Range, Great In-land Sea, StarMare Strait, Roanhan, Zebrabwe, Shire-ton, Whithersdell, Hocks Deep, Hippocampus Shoals, Asparas Sea, Seadragon Deep, and Capricorn Reef


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:iconfisgas:
fisgas Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice map, but is sad pay to make the download
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Etoile-ardente Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
je connaissait pas ce deuxieme continent ?
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Sunset80 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
This is a fan made map using places not only from G4 but all of the My Little Pony generations.  It's just for fun.
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Etoile-ardente Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
ahhh ok ^^ merci ^^
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superdjgirlanime Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Student Artist
awesome!
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Njgrant16 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
I thought this was cannon, now I'm disappointed
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:iconsunset80:
Sunset80 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
I'm sorry your disappointed.  I've never claimed this was cannon.  But I'm flattered that you thought it could have been.
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LJ-ATCTION-360 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
coolClap 
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LunarToxic Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Nice ^.^
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firecharge44371 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
so is this cannon?
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Sunset80 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
This is a fan made map.  I included as many places mentioned in canon as I could.  The top right half is based on a canon map but the bottom right half is totally made up by me.  The older generation parts reference canon places but there was never a canon map made for them.
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firecharge44371 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
ok thanks
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:iconwrinkledreality:
WrinkledReality Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
Oh I love the detail! This is one of the best (if not the best) MLP map out there!
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:iconsunset80:
Sunset80 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015
Thanks!
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:iconwrinkledreality:
WrinkledReality Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
Seriously awesome! Would you mind if I use it as my computer wall paper? Not post it anywhere, just have it as my background
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Sunset80 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
Of course :)
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:iconwrinkledreality:
WrinkledReality Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
Thanks!
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angelpichu1 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh hey i see frindship gardens there. ah yes, g2. i'd imagine it'd be like some sort of place secluded from the rest of the world, and therefore have probably the strangest of customs. like....regular ponies and ponies that act like humans living together. (or perhaps living together but not having as many rights as they sem inferior)
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Fenrir64 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
This is Arda, with Númenor included jajaja 
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TowarzyszCumill Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hi :D i want to ask a questio if i would buy it i wht resolution i will get it ?
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Bright101Eyes Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
Friendship Gardens! I love this map. Having ALL the generations is awesome:)
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Sunset80 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Thanks!
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:iconlagustiegal:
LaGustieGal Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
where's salt lick city?
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:iconinvaderjix-hatena:
InvaderJix-hatena Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Butterfly Island!! :D
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:iconardashir:
ardashir Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
This is an amazing piece of work here.
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Sunset80 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Thanks!
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hannahcw Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Seaponies!!

So they are a pony myth...

:3
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elfmoon3 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Your from Texas, ah'm from Texas 
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Animewolfgamer Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Wow I think this would be awesome if the writers put these. 
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StrandedGeek Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Thinking about the Pony Tales' world again. I question how that would work. I mean it's meant to be set in a "modern" world so things like magic & flying unicorns are fictional. 

So the 5 million dollar question is: How do you have a country that doesn't believe in magic/ magical races be in the same world, thus easily prove they are real simply by going to a house a knocking on the door in another land?
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Sunset80 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
That is a good question.  As far as I can tell, the ponies from Tales dont travel much outside of their own country.  After all there are no pegasus to fly long distances and no unicorns to travel by magic.  They have been visited once or twice by ponies from other lands but those visits were a long time ago and have been relegated to myth.

Speculation (on my part) is that there might be a type of anti-magic barrier ala Mercedes Lackey's Valdamar.
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tmn88 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 26, 2015
They might not have Pegasus in Tales but they do have Airplanes as shown the episode Ponies in Paradise.  They could have easily gone to other countries with that.   
Actually Tales has the same technology as the early 1990s in the real world so they probably have an early form of internet as well. Think of that for a minute lol.  :P
Though the anti-magic barrier theory could be possible.
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Norjack Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
As a fan of all the MLP gens, I really love this!

Although....I'm curious, where would Tambelon be located on this? 0:
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Sunset80 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
I deliberately decided not to include Tamblon since the episode implied that it was a land that was not strictly a part of the Ponyland world.  It appears and then disappears again by the end of the episode and is never mentioned again.  I considered it like an alternate world that only rarely intersects with the world the ponies live in.   Seeing as the unicorns were getting trapped in it while winking around Dream Valley, I see Tamblon as kind of overlaying Dream Valley just in a different dimension.

 For the same reason, I did not include Megan's home since she lives in the human world.
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Norjack Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Ahh, makes sense uwu
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:iconjo-san:
Jo-san Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I remember seeing this on the Arena, awesoma worku~!
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Sunset80 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
Thanks!
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AeliosZero Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am not sure what i think about the other pony generations being in the same universe... i usually don't even see it as a different universe... The previous generations, to me, fit in the same was Halo and Lord of the rings fit into G4... they don't.
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Sunset80 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
To each his own.  As I have said before, this was not meant as a super serious reflection on the pony universe (which is after all a children's cartoon.)  This was meant as something fun for people who are fans of all of the generations.  
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StrandedGeek Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Actually to be even more "exact" there are 3 versions of Ponyville, I did my fact checking and according to official sources the ponies from My Little Pony Tales live in their version of Ponyville too.  Now I'm not sure where "Coltonville" came from but I would hazard to guess that it was used in some fanfic to differ it from G4 ponyville & people just used that assuming it was the right name for Pony tales.
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Sunset80 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Yes, as far as I could find, the town in Tales was never officially named.  You will see that there is an area to the north near Ponyland were there are some cities which are not named on the map.  Nearby is Tropical Island which was named in Tales as a place the ponies visited.
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zsewq55912 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
hell even the how is over i bet you they will leav with out showing the whole world and to tell you the tauth i think the mlp world is ten times bigger than our own world we live in hell maybe 20 for all we know
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Magicgirl88 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
Out of all the maps of the pony world I've seen, I think this one would have to be one of my most favorites. I've always liked the idea that all the generations take place in the same world/universe, but on different continents/lands. You also did an impressive job, you even included Friendship gardens! (It's good to know that I'm not the only one who knows about G2. :) (Smile) ) Keep up the good work!
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Sunset80 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
Thanks!
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bob-dude Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Student Writer
You know something that's funny that I've noticed, people seem to love making G1 either somehow Equestria past, or part of the same world but on a different continent, yet no one ever seems to just do the obvious thing and just make them different universes. Awesome map btw.
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Darth-Silas Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013   Artist
That's what I did. G1 through 3.5 are predecessor universes to the current one, and were destroyed/left in ruins by the original spirit of chaos, Eris. The Mother Mare battled with and defeated her, but was forced to seal Eris away in the ruined universes. Having been wounded and expended considerable energy during the fight, she was able to create a new prime universe (basically the central world from which all others originate). After that, the Mother Mare's fate is lost to history, though she cannot die, so she likely went into a kind of healing sleep to recover. The rest is history.

The Mother Mare is better known as Fausticorn: 

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Sunset80 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
I think that the majority of people actually think of the different generations as separate, it's just that there is not a lot to say about it in that case so it seems like you hear about the other ways of combining them more often.  Plus, I think it is a fun kind of "puzzle" thinking of different ways that you can make all of the different pieces fit together.  In this case, the person who commissioned this painting simply really wanted a large map that represented all of the generations just for the fun of enjoying the art of it.  I don't actually think of them taking place in the same universe really but for the purposes of making a map, this was the choice that made most sense to me.
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Goodwinn Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
So.. Equestria is like Russia in our world
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Sunset80 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Sorry, I don't know what you mean.
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KaiUchiha15 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
I wonder if Westeros is around there too...
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