Feedback on Decluttering Text/Map Improvements
So I am producing a large map (or at least it will be printed at around 3 feet.) I am trying to add a lot of detail based on published maps. I am finding that the map is starting to look very cluttered. Part of this was that I was originally duplicating the location of map text from the source material.
While not consistent, what I have tried to do with the text is:
Capital letters for “foreign” words
One font for former kingdoms
One font for current kingdoms/natural features
One font for towns/place names
If I stick with that, I will need to go back and do some editing. But before I keep labeling, I thought I would get some suggestions on how to make the labeling look better on the map. Also, if people have any general suggestions they think would improve the quality of the map, those are welcome too.