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 Silmar. 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 Atlas of Middle-earth by Karen Wynn Fonstad is an atlas of various lands in Arda. It includes specific maps for The Silmarillion, The Lord of.

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City maps and floor plans for important buildings are also included. Be the first to ask a question about The Atlas of Middle-Earth. It includes specific maps for The SilmarillionThe Lord of the Rings and The Hobbitfor which it is intended as a reading companion. As well as maps showing geographical features and cities, this also has battle plans, route maps for major journeys, and more detailed plans of cities and houses.

The Atlas of Middle-Earth

Jul 11, Hypatia rated it really liked it Shelves: Are you competitive with Stephen Colbert’s knowledge? Retrieved from ” https: Are you into Tolkien? Secondarily, these thoughts remind me how the relevance of a work of art can be judged by how many other works it inspired, after it is historicized.

As a geologist by profession I also enjoyed the technical, although never over-technical, geographical explanations and theory. It’s a must-have I think now to any Tolkien fan, owing to the beautiful collection of maps it contains.

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.

Karen Wynn Fonstad had earned a master’s degree in Geography, specializing in cartographyfrom the University of Oklahomaand worked as Director of Cartographic Services at the University of Wisconsin—Oshkosh before “retirement” to raising children and writing atlases of fictional worlds. Tolkien’s rich descriptions of Middle-Earth. Feb 09, James M. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Discussion includes suggestions as to the geology erth could explain various formations, and points that are contradictory between multiple accounts.


Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of If you are a visual learner, I think this atlas can really help you make sense of all the names, places, battles, etc.

Mith — original artwork used in design by John Howe and Ted Nasmith. It looks cool, but it’s not terribly interesting.

The Atlas of Middle Earth

oaren I wanted to understand where they were going exactly and see it with my eyes and see the scale of miles, and how the other lands were surfaced compared to it. Then again, I am fascinated with maps of all kinds, so I suppose I might be a little biased.

The geography, migrations, and battles that may be a bit confusing are detailed in this book along with topography and structure details. A detailed and fascinating array of both general and specific maps are pr Indeed, Karen Wynn Fonstad’s The Esrth of Middle Earth truly is one of my favourite and most treasured reference books of all time, period! Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

So in conclusion, I highly recommend this book as a companion to the Silmarilion, Unfinished Tales, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and even The History of Middle Earth books, for anyone who want’s a deeper look into just about any mappable information, from geography, population, to army movements. You can find online maps of the Third Age the time period of the Lord of the Rings but karej are some significant geographical changes to the earth that takes place and it can be difficult to fully v If you decide to read the Silmarillion this book makes an esrth companion for visualizing the beginnings of Arda, the Years of the Trees, and the First Age.


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.

They married on March 21, and produced two children: This was nice to have while reading through The Fellowship of the Ring, following along with the maps of where they all were as they traveled. She also includes material on the changing of the shape of the world as described in the “Silmarillion” and of the battles fought in that great book. She made so many different types of maps, from fonsrad characters’ journeys to languages and population density.

Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions Well, there’s nothing BAD to say about this book, and the maps themselves look great, but there’s something less wonderful about it then I might have hoped.

Open Preview See a Problem? By its nature, however, the reading material is a little dry and does little to hold the reader’s attention. Jan 31, Timothy Boyd rated it really liked it.

I consider this book to be an indispensable companion, along with the maps and chronology at the beginning of David Day’s Tolkien: This is just the best work that anyone could have done to complete and illustrate Sorry, Howe and Lee the Lord of the Rings world. Apr 22, Liam rated it really liked it Shelves: Oct 17, HBalikov rated it it was amazing. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. This is a fantastic user companion for anyone interested in any of the works of Tolkien.

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