The area is fairly well known from the game supplements and novels that WotC publishes so I wanted to do it justice with a fairly detailed map. I tried to keep it from becoming too busy though and kept my pallet rather soft.
One note; there is no icon key since the map accompanies a fairly detailed article discussing the cities, ruins, and other points of interest depicted. I assumed that since the icons were using a standard convention for the property an explanatory sidebar wasn't needed. I've since come to think that I was wrong and so for future regional maps I think I'll include a fairly unobtrusive and simple one somewhere out of the way.
The entire project was produced in Photoshop CS3 with a Wacom tablet and took about 4 working days to complete. Let me know what you think.