This map represents the state New York (The "Empire State"). Also printed on the map are various details about many towns in the area (Buffalo, New York, Syracuse...), and some historical facts.
It is a pre-printed map that requires the base game to play.
Can be played by 3-4 or 5-6 players.
From the map (section game rules):
In order to settle this region, you need the game pieces and cards from The Settlers of Catan game. You also need additional markers for victory points (VP) tokens; you can use Catan chits from the Seafarers expansion, coins, or whatever else is handy. The standard Settlers Of Catan rules apply to this scenario, with the following exceptions listed below.