the devs were talking about the edge of the world concept art a while ago.
The map/book/atlas idea, combined with the current layout of the ui for starting a new game, sparked an idea in my mind, that could fit into the game well if the devs decide to go with the book/atlas.
Scince stonehearth is about telling stories, maybe this is how the main menu could look like:
If you choose new game, you get the screen where the summary of your game writes itself, as you specify the settings it will have. This looked a lot like a book, which fits in with the bookshelf idea. Here is what I mean:
(this image was photoshopped in paint)
from left to right: the summary text, the decorated spine and the front of the book, like this:
If you’d click on an old book, you could be presented with an table of contents, where every named manual save is an unit, and every unnamed automatic save is a subunit, allowing the player to easily navigate through their saves.
Just a few ideas I wanted to trow out.