The Atlas of Middle-Earth

The Atlas of Middle-Earth

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by Karen Wynn Fonstad
     
 

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Karen Wynn Fonstad's THE ATLAS OF MIDDLE-EARTH is an essential volume that will enchant all Tolkien fans. Here is the definitive guide to the geography of Middle-earth, from its founding in the Elder Days through the Third Age, including the journeys of Bilbo, Frodo, and the Fellowship of the Ring. Authentic and updated -- nearly one third of the maps are new, and

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Karen Wynn Fonstad's THE ATLAS OF MIDDLE-EARTH is an essential volume that will enchant all Tolkien fans. Here is the definitive guide to the geography of Middle-earth, from its founding in the Elder Days through the Third Age, including the journeys of Bilbo, Frodo, and the Fellowship of the Ring. Authentic and updated -- nearly one third of the maps are new, and the text is fully revised -- the atlas illuminates the enchanted world created in THE SILMARILLION, THE HOBBIT, and THE LORD OF THE RINGS.
Hundreds of two-color 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 are given, along with thematic maps describing the climate, vegetation, languages, and population distribution of Middle-earth throughout its history. An extensive appendix and an index help readers correlate the maps with Tolkien's novels.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Tolkien loved maps and geography played a great importance in his books. In the paperback revision of a hardcover that is out of print, cartographer Fonstad here details that aspect of these stories. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Booknews
Revision of Fonstad's 1981 version of the topography and synopsis of Tolkien's great epic. Her maps are quite faithful to the spirt of those drawn by the master himself. Changes reflect the recent releases in the History of Middle Earth series. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395535165
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/01/1992
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
8.04(w) x 11.01(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

J.R.R. TOLKIEN (1892-1973) was the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic and extraordinary works of fiction as The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, and The Children of H�rin. His books have been translated into more than forty languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.

Karen Wynn Fonstad, the author or The Atlas of Pern, The Forgotten Realms Atlas and other guides to fantasy worlds, is a noted cartographer. She lives in Wisconsin.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
Lothlorien, Mordor, Bree, Barrow-downs...It all gets quite confusing. I find it hard to read a book if you don't understand the location. This book shows everything. From the difficult to picture Endless Stair in the Mines of Moria, to the well-known Rivendell, this book has it. Essential for the Tolkien reader!