I’m a graphic artist living in Aarhus, Denmark and I work under the name DAU-DAW. I grew up in the countryside where I developed a great love for both nature and animals – all of which are reflected in my work below. I spend between a few days and several weeks creating each of these little worlds.

The “maps” are all divided into different countries and every mountain, every lake, every city and every ocean in these pieces are named after everything relevant to the title of each piece. Take for example Felidae – Land of the Lion. Everything in this “map” is named after both fictional and actual lion species that are either extinct or still around today. 

No actual geographical locations are presented in any of these pieces. Everything has been drawn from scratch by me using mostly Illustrator. I hope you like it!

More info: Instagram | daudaw.com

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Ursidae - Land Of The Panda

Ursidae - Land Of The Panda

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2 months ago

Obviously the capital city in 'Land of the Panda' is named after the big, fluffy and bamboo eating Giant Panda (ailuropoda melanoleuca) we all know and love 🐼🐼🐼 And if you look closely you can see tiny crosses in front of some of the names in the close-up picture to the right. Those crosses mean that the spieces they are infront of have gone extinct (don't worry - in most cases it happened a looong time ago!).

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Felidae - Land Of The Lion

Felidae - Land Of The Lion

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2 months ago

This map is made in the image of the Lion. Mountains, seas, lakes, cities etc. are all named after spieces belonging to the family of Felidae. The Felidae comprises two subfamilies, the Pantherinae and the Felinae. The former includes the Panthera species: lion, tiger, jaguar, leopard, snow leopard, clouded leopard and the sunda clouded leopard. All the non-pantherine cats are part of the Felinae, which includes several genera and the majority of cat species - aswell as the domestic cat.

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Strigiformes - Land Of The Owl

Strigiformes - Land Of The Owl

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2 months ago

Strigiformes (owls) consists of six families, where two of them (Strigidae and Tytonidae) includes all extant owl spieces - Some 220 to 225 in total. Fitting 220+ owl names into one map was quite a challenge!

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Land Of Monstera

Land Of Monstera

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2 months ago

For those who havn't noticed, this map was made in the image of a plant (monstera) and not an animal :) Monstera is a genus of about 50 species of flowering plants.

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Giraffoidea - Land Of The Giraffe

Giraffoidea - Land Of The Giraffe

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2 months ago

Giraffoidea is a superfamily that includes many spieces where most have been extinct for a very long time. The only extant members in this superfamily are the pronghorn, okapi, and ofcourse the giraffe.

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Ailuridae - Land Of The Red Panda

Ailuridae - Land Of The Red Panda

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2 months ago

The red panda! One of my absolut favourite animals!

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Mustelidae - Land Of The Otter

Mustelidae - Land Of The Otter

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Bluebell Rizzi 2 months ago

Love this one :D

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Anatidae - Land Of The Swan

Anatidae - Land Of The Swan

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diane a 2 months ago

On the right - looks like a baby elephant

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Accipitridae - Land Of The Eagle

Accipitridae - Land Of The Eagle

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2 months ago

Land of the Eagle is made in the image of the bald eagle and mountains, seas, lakes, cities etc. are all named after bird spieces belonging to the family of Accipitridae (hawks, true eagles, seaeagles and snake-eagles) approx. 60 in total :)

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Leporidae - Land Of The Rabbit

Leporidae - Land Of The Rabbit

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2 months ago

Leporidae is the family of rabbits and hares, containing over 60 species of extant mammals in all. This map was made in the image of the rabbit - but i will do the hare aswell at some point :)

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Alcidae - Land Of The Puffin

Alcidae - Land Of The Puffin

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E. F. Caballus - Land Of The Horse

E. F. Caballus - Land Of The Horse

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Hannah Hess 2 months ago

A horse!

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Psittacoidea - Land Of The Parrot

Psittacoidea - Land Of The Parrot

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Spheniscidae - Land Of The Penguin

Spheniscidae - Land Of The Penguin

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Annabeth Chase 2 months ago

A.K.A The Land of CodyTheMaverick

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Pantherinae - Land Of Big Cats

Pantherinae - Land Of Big Cats

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T Rex King 2 months ago

BAGHEERA!?

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Panthera - Land Of The Jaguar

Panthera - Land Of The Jaguar

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diane a 2 months ago

It's a goat

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Macaca - Land Of The Macaque

Macaca - Land Of The Macaque

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Kath Leen 2 months ago

it's beautiful...