I'm going to start putting together a Traveller mercenary campaign and here is my first draft of my area map.
The sage area (which stretches off map as well) will be my version of the Imperium with all other colors except gold representing minor human polities. Areas without shading represent independent areas. The gold area represents another major race besides humans, but I haven't thought that out yet. It may be unimportant for actual gameplay, just fluff.