Historical Maps of UO
The original Lost Lands plan
circa early 1997
Courtesy of Raph Koster
image licensing: Copyright Raph Koster, used with permission
For the 1996 concept world maps, the top left continent is recognizably Sosaria, or the Lands of Lord British commonly known as Britannia. The other three continents went initially unused, but all came from Ultima lore. The second continent is the Lands of the Feudal Lords, the third continent is the Lands of the Dark Unknown, and the fourth continent is upside-down and reversed, but it is the Lands of Danger and Despair, otherwise known as the Serpent Isle.