Galahad, I have taken a closer look at the map file with a friend of mine and have made some significant modifications to the package.
- Too many provinces with mixed terrain (farm + mountain + forest + whatever)
- Too few provinces with fresh water
- Several provinces with only 3 neighbors or less that could be started from
Those have been fixed now. You can download the fixed version from here
The fixed map is more accessible and does not require quite as many survival skills just for basic movement as the original. It will also be a more balanced map to play for that reason.