The world of Mittellus is seen by its inhabitants just as schematically, but with Cold/Hot at the ends of the North/South axis and Wet/Dry at the ends of the East/West.
I like it. The more I mess around with fantasy maps, the more I'm tempted to start using elemental poles instead of magnetic ones.
I'm going for a map like the first for my theoretical OD&D/Pendragon "Game of Thrones/Book of the Long Sun" inspired campaign; it would have a literal "edge of the world" as well.
I have several old maps of Greece/Asia Minor/Libya surrounded by River Ocean that may see use at some point.