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The Atlas Of Tolkien's Middle-earth Paperback – 9 August 2017
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The Atlas of Tolkien’s Middle-earth is an essential guide to the geography of Middle-earth, from its founding in the Elder Days – as recounted in The Silmarillion – to the Third Age of The Lord of the Rings, including the journeys of Bilbo, Frodo and the Fellowship of the Ring.
Hundreds of maps and diagrams survey the journeys of the principal characters day by day – including all the battles and key locations of the First, Second and Third Ages. Plans and descriptions of castles, buildings and distinctive landforms accompany thematic maps describing climate, vegetation, languages and population throughout the history of Middle-earth.
‘Absolutely indispensable… in its scope and coverage it is a masterful work, a fitting monument to the talents and imagination of the cartographer and of the man who invented these lands’
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Karen Wynn Fonstad was a noted cartographer and geography lecturer whose admiration for J.R.R. Tolkien’s books resulted in the first serious attempt to create a coherent atlas of Middle-earth in 1981. This was fully revised ten years later to accommodate Tolkien’s expanding legendarium following the publication of nine volumes of The History of Middle-earth, and this third edition followed in 2001. Although Karen Wynn Fonstead died in 2005, her Atlas of Tolkien’s Middle-earth remains the most ambitious and exhaustive book on the subject.
- Publisher : HarperCollins GB (9 August 2017)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 224 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0008194513
- ISBN-13 : 978-0008194512
- Dimensions : 22 x 1.4 x 28 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 12,723 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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See Beleriand of the Silmarillion in relation to Eriador and the LOTR lands. See Numenor, the Valinor lands of Aman, Eriador, Gondor, and so much more. See the whole world put together. There are dozens and dozens of maps, showing races, tribes or groups lands, language areas, migrations, voyages, journey routes, vegetation, climate, geology, town/cave plans, battles, the whole lot.
Absolutely indispensable for any serious Tolkien fan. Get this book if you want to delve deep into the novels and get the most from them.
My one issue is that this is not in full colour, just a limited range of black, greys and reddish-browns, so some of the keys to the maps are harder to follow and rely on shades for areas that are tricky to distinguish. The publisher would do well to create a full-colour version.