I did a couple things that were suggested here, i don't know how i feel about it, but tell me what you think.
I added a little different textue to the water, hopefully to give it a watery feel, and also added a gradient. I'm not sure how i feel about the looks of this.
To the bottom right i added the other side of the coin at the top left. I made it small so it would fit, but i don't know, i think its starting to feel a little crowded
I changed some colors of the names of countries so that they may be a little easier on the eyes. I think i'm happy with this, heh.
I also added a new color and texture to distinguish the rivers from the ocean. I don't know how i feel about this feature in particular. The different blues meeting at the ocean around the map is awkward.
I don't know how i feel about it, so i immagine that you guys won't like it so much, being the picky group that you are. Give me some suggestions to improve it, and tell me whether or not i should take the second side of the coin out, i think it might be a bit much. Just had a thought...I should put a compass rose there....
Oh, one more thing. I bumped summerset isle and black marsh up to three bonuses. here is my reasoning, flawed as it may be. Andy made a good point about the top of the map having 5 fairly high valued continents in a row, and i realized that a player starting in the south would probably have a big disadvantage in the game, with little opportunity to score some points...So i bumped Black Marsh up to three. And then comparing the two continents, i can not in good conscience make black marsh worth more than summerset isle, they are so similar. So that got bumped up too.