Scanned by members of a Russian fan forum, it shows a world that is surprisingly large; if you remember Oblivion’s map, it used a hooked shape and large river to make it look bigger than it actually was (of course, even with this trick, it was still massive). Unless the interior mountains in this are utterly impassable, Skyrim’s map is just, wham, here’s a giant chunk of land, now have at it.
This translated version of the map may not be 100% what you get in the English version, as it’s simply a translation of the Russian map (which may have been localised, and not just translated), but it’s a good start. Note the nine major cities, each with their own distinctive coat of arms, and what look like smaller settlements scattered between them.
Skyrim will be out on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 on November 11.
TES V – Русская игровая карта [Elder Scrolls.net]