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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I love having this with me when I’m re-reading The Lord of the Rings. Are you into Tolkien? A detailed and fascinating array of both general and specific maps are pr Indeed, Karen Wynn Fonstad’s The Atlas of Middle Earth truly is one of my favourite and muddle treasured reference books of all time, period!
It is a fairly dull read and not very well written though. The main regional maps of the Third Age are big and nice to look at: Page Talk Edit History. And it’s such a huge help! City maps and floor plans for important buildings are also included; these are very often useful for making sense of the narratives, especially in The Lord of the Rings.
I wanted to understand where they were going middke and see it with my eyes and see the scale of miles, and how the other lands were surfaced compared to it. May 24, Jared Cook rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.
She made so many different types of maps, from tracking characters’ journeys to languages and population density. It doesn’t get much better than this!
Yes, are you really into Tolkien? Fascinating companion resource to the Lord of the Rings, the Hobbit, and the Silmarillion. Accompanying the maps is a summary of the texts as well.
I learned some good new things about the Middle-earth world also, which I’d probably skipped over or forgot, mainly that Gondolin is built in a caldera: Despite being a thorough and well-respected reference book, the Atlas has been known for several mistakes. As well, many battles such as those of Beleriandthe Last Alliance and the War of the Ring are illustrated. Pretty much the ultimate reference book for the Middle Earth Mythos.
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To ask other readers questions about Atlxs Atlas of Middle-Earthplease sign up. By its nature, however, the reading material is a little dry and does little to hold the reader’s attention. As a geologist by profession I also enjoyed the technical, although never over-technical, geographical explanations and theory.
It contains quite a bit of arcane knowledge from the canon before you can read it.
Dust wrapper, first edition. Author of the Century J. It marks down the individual chairs!
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I consider this book to be an indispensable companion, along with the maps and chronology at the beginning of David Day’s Tolkien: Since the Atlas was published before the publication of the final three volumes of The History of Middle-earth and did not take Tolkien’s letters into account, her maps bear some contradictions to later established canon concerning Middle-earth’s geography.
A detailed and fascinating array of both general and specific maps are presented and featured, helping readers not only visualise but also navigate the many atlzs taken by elves, dwarves, men, hobbits and others during the three ages of Fo Earth.
In addition to mapping out the many locations found in those tales, Karen Wynn Fonstad provides a concise history, floor plans of some locations e.
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. There are “thematic” maps that show “land forms” over time and climate and languages.
The Atlas includes many detailed maps of the lands described in those books. Aug 05, Charity U rated it it was amazing Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem? Hundreds of two-color maps and diagrams survey the journeys of the principal characters day by fonstadd — including all the battles and key locations of the First, Second, and Third Ages.
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Maps of Middle-Earth 3 16 May 09, The effort that went into this was immense and, if you are really into Tolkien, wynm cannot be satisfied without at least reading it.
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.
Jun 09, Mission Blue rated it it was amazing. Jan 18, Larry rated it liked it.
And aflas are just locations! Discussion includes suggestions as to the geology that could explain various formations, and points that are contradictory between multiple accounts.
It is hard to believe that I haven’t written a review of this wonderful book. This is a painstaking collection of maps that track every reference in every Tolkien story beyond the above mentioned.