The Atlas of Tolkien's Middle-earth

The Atlas of Tolkien's Middle-earth


By (author) Karen Wynn Fonstad

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  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 220mm x 279mm x 14mm | 672g
  • Publication date: 14 October 1992
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 026110277X
  • ISBN 13: 9780261102774
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: 200 col illus, With index
  • Sales rank: 702,355

Product description

The classic guide to the geography and history of Middle-earth by a professional cartographer and Tolkien expert. Find your way through every part of Tolkien's great creation, from Middle-earth to the undying lands of the west! This completely revised edition of Karen Wynn Fonstad's The Atlas of Middle-earth is an indispensable volume that will enchant all Tolkien fans. This is an essential guide to the geography of Middle-earth, from its founding in the Elder Days -- as recounted in The Silmarillion -- to the Third Age, re-creating the journeys of Bilbo, Frodo, and the Fellowship of the Ring. Hundreds of two-colour maps and diagrams survey the journeys, battles, castles, forests, far lands, distinctive landforms, climate, vegetation and population, all illuminating the enchanted world created in The Silmarillion, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

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Author information

Karen Wynn Fonstad is a noted cartographer who has a master's degree in geography from the University of Oklahoma and has taught geography at the University of Wisconsin. She is the author of The Atlas of Pern, The Atlas of the Dragonlance World, The Atlas of the Land and The Forgotten Realms Atlas. She lives in Wisconsin, USA.

Review quote

'Absolutely indispensable! in its scope and coverage it is a masterful work, a fitting monument to the talents and imagination of the cartographer and of the man who invented these lands' -- Mythprint