In this trailer Cersei Lannister says:

My only venture at this moment is establishing control over this continent and every person on it.

I'm not sure, but by using this instead of the, they just implied that Westeros is one of many continents, and that everybody knows that as a fact. By everybody I mean at least those that Cersei is talking to.

There is been a while since I listened to the audiobooks, so don't quote me on this one, but I don't recall the author ever acknowledging the existence of more continents beside Westeros. Thus my question, was it ever acknowledged or hinted in the books that Westeros was one of many continents?

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    Er... Westeros and Essos have both been around since S01E01. I don't understand how this is confusing. – amflare Aug 2 '17 at 17:41
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    @rraallvv Then what exactly is the question here? – onewho Aug 2 '17 at 17:47
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    @rraallvv You might want to try the Science Fiction and Fantasy stack if you have not watched the TV series for your questions. – Skooba Aug 2 '17 at 17:50
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    If you haven't watched the TV series, why do you ask this here? – BCdotWEB Aug 2 '17 at 19:21
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    @rraallvv, but you're asking a question about the books and not about the show, and that would make it rather off-topic....and shows little research on your part as well as there are several wikis that would answer the question. The show has deviated quite far from the source material and anything in the show may not correlate with the books. – user25738 Aug 2 '17 at 21:17

The other major continent in "Planetos" is Essos, which has been shown in the opening credits since the first episode.

The title sequence consists of a three-dimensional map of the world, with the continents of Westeros and Essos located on the inner surface of a sphere. At the center of the sphere is a light source, effectively a sun surrounded by an astrolabe-like arrangement of rotating rings. The details of the title sequence change each week depending on the locations visited.

If you are looking for the books to confirm this the name Essos does not appear until A Dance with Dragons. However, "the lands across the Narrow Sea" are referred to several times and in several ways as this is where Daenerys has spent most of her life.

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The books and show have consistently referenced a second continent from the start: Daenerys begins her journey on a separate continent across the narrow sea: Essos.

There may even be more continents but the books get hazy beyond the region the story takes place in, leaving vague mentions of lands in the far east beyond any maps shown like Asshai. In the Fifth book A Dance With Dragons a man from a southern continent of Sothoryos is a fighter in the pits. And some consider the Summer Isles south of Dorne to be another small continent.

Westeros and Essos are clearly defined and present on most maps of the world though, as the story takes place on them both.

A map of the known world from http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Known_world The World of Ice and Fire

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