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DMTNT Concept Art Maps

The maps of the world and the sky in the Swift and Sons Chart House.

"You're off the edge of the map, mate. Here there be monsters!"
Hector Barbossa to Jack Sparrow[src]

A map was a visual representation of an area or territory, whether real or imaginary; a diagram of components of an item. Maps were used to search for various treasures as well as certain places.

HistoryEdit

CompassandKeyDrawingPromo

Jack Sparrow's compass lies on the drawing of the key and the maps of South America.

"I shall have a look at that map, if it's what I fear..."
Jack Sparrow[src]

There were many types of maps throughout history, including naval charts and treasure maps. When Hector Barbossa's cursed crew kidnapped Elizabeth Swann from Port Royal, Commodore James Norrington studied the map of the Lesser Antilles, trying to establish the most likely course the pirates took. Not satisfied with Norrington's plan Will Turner slammed his axe into Norrington's desk, through the map, cutting the island of Guadeloupe in half.[1]

SanMiguelmap

Ponce de León's map of Fort San Miguel.

Some maps showed the entire world, like the world map in Lord Cutler Beckett's office.[2] Sao Feng's navigational charts, known as the Mao Kun Map, was used to lead its reader to find places of the supernatural.[3] The dates and distances could change and mislead the traveler who uses the map unwisely.[4] Aboard the stranded Santiago, the skeletal figure of Ponce de León could be seen lying in his bed while peering at a map of San Miguel with a magnifying glass.[5]

Devil's Triangle Uncharted Waters

The British map of the area west of the Windward Isles in the Lesser Antilles.

When the British warship the Monarch chased the pirate ship the Ruddy Rose in the waters west of the Windward Isles in the Lesser Antilles, the British had to follow the pirates into the dark area which the young sailor Henry Turner identified as the Devil's Triangle. The Monarch's commanding officer Captain Toms checked his navigational charts, discovering that the area was named simply "Uncharted waters".[6]

When the infamous pirate Hector Barbossa restored the shrunken ship the Black Pearl to her original form, he attempted to find the legendary Trident of Poseidon, intending to use it to defeat the army of the dead led by Armando Salazar. However, during the journey, the young astronomer Carina Smyth warned him that his map was incomplete. Eventually, Barbossa had to admit that Carina was right and allowed her to steer the ship.[6]

Following the battle of Poseidon's Tomb and Barbossa's death Jack Sparrow reclaimed his captaincy of the Black Pearl. After the pirates left Carina and Henry Turner in Jamaica, Joshamee Gibbs took some navigational charts, asking Sparrow what would be their next heading. When Sparrow simply replied that they would follow the stars, Gibbs enthusiastically threw the charts behind.[6]

Behind the scenesEdit

Blackbeard's cabin

The seafaring charts in Blackbeard's cabin.

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