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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.

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3 comments on “The Atlas of Middle-Earth (Revised Edition)”

  1. Fonstad's Atlas as a work of Interpretation and Criticism A few previous reviewers have attempted to sully this product with claims of inaccuracy; one in particular (Mr. Martinez) has stayed on this item's main page for years and is considered helpful by 85% of responders. He rants in two separate reviews and with multiple paragraphs that Fonstad didn't do her homework and that this is overall a "bad" piece of work. Despite these claims staying largely unsubstantiated even after Mr. Martinez's second review (he names a few of these errors in both...

  2. The Images that Go Go with the Words It's not the writing that comes to life, it's the images.It's presumptuous to say that the writing of J.R.R. Tolkien can be paired with this atlas and the product of both is more than the sum of the parts. But I'll be presumptuous. I have long wondered how others might "see" Middle Earth in their mind's eye. But this atlas puts it on paper. The detail and research evident in this work makes it unique and much more valuable than the few dollars I paid.But this is...

  3. Good accompaniment and reference text for The Silmarillion I bought this book as an accompaniment to and found the maps vey informative and a good reference. The detail provided is meticulous, from whole world maps down to cities such as Menegroth and Nargothrond. In addition, the book visually outlines the evolution of the Tolkien world from the First through the Third Ages. The text also acts as a good synopsis of the major plot lines. I would definitely recommend this...

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