The Maps of Tolkiens Middle-earth by Brian SibleyBest-selling Tolkien expert Brian Sibley (The Lord of the Rings: The Making of the Movie Trilogy and The Lord of the Rings Official Movie Guide) presents a slipcased collection of four full-color, large-format maps of Tolkiens imaginary realm illustrated by John Howe, a conceptual designer for the blockbuster films directed by Peter Jackson. The set includes a hardcover book describing in detail the importance and evolution of geography within Tolkiens epic fiction and four color maps presented with minimal folds, including two (Beleriand and Numenor) never before published in this country.
A Map of Middle-earth
History of Middle Earth - Lord of the Rings
The time has come for the dominion of men maps, for an incredible rendering of Middle-earth, covered in annotations by J. Tolkien, has been discovered. The map could have easily been lost forever, having slipped out of an old edition of The Lord of the Rings belonging to the late famed illustrator Pauline Baynes. Baynes had been using the map to work on her own full-color poster edition of Middle-earth for Tolkien, who in turn, gave her precise and copious notes on the same document. The Guardian reports :. The map Tolkien scribbled on here is the same one tucked into many an edition of The Lord of the Rings since in the s. T here may be a lot of literary maps in this world.