The Atlas of Middle-Earth / Karen Wynn Fonstad / Hardcover Lord of the Rings
Unquestionably the most detailed and meticulously researched Tolkien atlas ever prepared, with separate two color maps lovingly executed by a professional cartographer and Tolkien scholar and accompanied by detailed notes relating features on the maps to the appropriate references from Tolkien's works. Covering all aspects of the topography, trails, highways, territories, and cities from the Towers of Minas Tirith to the Mines of Moria, it surveys Tolkien's world throughout its published history. Virtually every locatable place mentioned in Tolkien's texts appears on a map, and all names are cross-referenced. The guide carries explanatory text-specific and thoroughly researched; and the chronological for-mat gives sequential information from the beginning of The Silmarillion to the end of The Lord of the Rings. Geographic features are presented in much greater detail than in the maps accompanying the standard texts. Sites and troop dispositions are provided for all the principal battles. There are extensive plans for forts, castles, and cave works; and individual city maps have been created through deductive reasoning from clues embedded in the text. By mapping the unmappable, Fonstad has provided added charm to the book. All in all, this is an indispensable reference work for all lovers of Middle-earth. Packed in a BOX with padding.
First Edition, 1981, with full number line, 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Pages: not written on, clean, bright, fine edges, odor free. Dust Jacket: clean, bright, dark scuff at top spine, light scuffs, price clipped corner at front inner flap, edges - rubbing to top edges, very small tear at front top edge. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Books". The seller is "zap-books-fast" and is located in this country: US.
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- Item Height: 1.8in.
- Item Length: 9.6in.
- Item Width: 6.6in.
- Item Weight: 47 Oz
- ISBN: 9780395286654
- Publication Year: 1981
- Format: Hardcover
- Language: English
- Book Title: Atlas of Middle-Earth
- Author: Karen Wynn Fonstad
- Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
- Genre: Literary Criticism, Fiction
- Topic: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy / General, European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
- Number of Pages: 224 Pages