Did Frank Herbert include a map somewhere in the books? I only found low resolution and hard to read maps on google. The Arrakeen city and surroundings would be most interesting.

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Yes, in Dune itself. There's a map centering on the north pole of Arrakis, and surrounding areas, covering pretty much all the action in the novel I can recall. [Pp. 518--519, 1999 Ace hardcover.]

Map of Dune

  • That's exactly one of the maps I found, but I didn't know it was officialy in the book (I'm reading an electronic version). Makes it kind of hard to even find Arrakeen though...
    – M.K.
    May 29, 2011 at 6:28
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    @Ivo - Thanks, but I rolled back your edit. (This isn't a public domain photo, and I don't think we should have it locally hosted.) May 29, 2011 at 13:38
  • I would actually say this is kind of a poor map. Few details, weird choice of projection, very partial legend, not much indication of sizes/numbers of things...
    – einpoklum
    Oct 11, 2017 at 20:54
  • @einpoklum This is sufficient to answer the question, which was "Did Frank Herbert include a map somewhere in the books?" Aramis's answer has a link to a better one from a different source. Oct 11, 2017 at 21:32
  • @einpoklum the choice of projection is because the rest of the planet is uninhabited
    – OrangeDog
    Sep 18, 2019 at 13:48

The map in Dune is official. A better version of that map, however, exists in the old Avalon Hill Dune boardgame.

Link to Boardgame Geek image of board

  • Thanks, that's a lot more readable. Makes me wonder if there are more versions in some Dune games I heard of.
    – M.K.
    May 31, 2011 at 20:05
  • I don't know about the other board games, myself, as I only have the AH one. But a quick look at the fan and commercial games on BGG says, "No, only the AH Dune."
    – aramis
    Jun 1, 2011 at 4:19
  • @M.K. There is a new version of the Dune board game out or soon forthcoming.
    – eshier
    Sep 18, 2019 at 13:49

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