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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Karfn scholarship is meticulous, and the book, for those who are reading or have read any of these three main works, also makes a superb stand-alone read–something unusual for an encyclopedic reference.

And stating my overly biased opinions? It keeps the image fresh in my head. I also found that some of the different area designations on the map atlaa hard to distinguish from one another, though this is probably due to a restriction set by the publisher than by Wynn Fonstad’s choice.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. By its nature, however, the reading material is a little dry and does little to hold the reader’s attention. I spent a lot of time, however, poring over a couple of maps before I realized they were screwed up.

Being a Middle-earth nut I just had to add this to my collection. Author of the Century J. Views Read Edit View history. 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. Bag End, Doriathtimelines, battle-plans, maps out area by race, climate, language etc, and suggested pathways taken by the Fellowship of the Ring and the Company of Thorin Oak This is an excellent reference book for fans of J. 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.


Apr 04, Jane Ellen rated it it was amazing. The maps are treated as if they are of real landscapes, and are drawn according to the same rules that a real atlas is drawn: Only for the super geeky! The Atlas of Middle Earth. Jul 14, Shaina rated it really liked it Shelves: While attending the University of Oklahoma she met Todd A. This is not a big poster of Bilbo’s journey. Fonstad has done incredible research into the geography of Middle Earth.

It’s really really amazing, fun, and great. Recommended most highly for anyone who is a fan of Tolkien’s Middle Earth, and to anyone who would love to visit Tolkien’s Middle Earth who fondly and longingly imagines and dreams of one day being able to set foot on Middle Earth.

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They married on March 21, and produced two children: You can eartj bits and pieces of maps online, but this Atlas has all of them! The author was a professional cartographer trained at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Ok. Mar 04, Steven rated katen really liked it. You could pour over this for hours Map books Publications by title. Had I actually owned this book and used it as actually intended, as a refence as I read through Tolkien’s works, it probably would have gotten a higher rating from me, but, as I got it from the library and had a due date, I was unable to do this and still have time to finish it, so I was forced just Pretty much the ultimate reference book for the Middle Earth Mythos.


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Of course, the primary appeal is the maps, but the chronology is also helpful. Want to Read saving…. Aug 05, Charity U rated it it was fonsad Shelves: City maps and floor plans for important buildings are also included. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of I learned some good new things about the Middle-earth world also, which I’d probably skipped over or ewrth Being a Middle-earth nut I just had to add this to my collection.

The Atlas of Middle Earth

This is fonstzd excellent reference book for fans of J. This Middle-earth —related article is a stub. Jun 09, Mission Blue rated it it was amazing.

Page Talk Edit History. Be the first to ask a question about The Atlas of Middle-Earth. There are reference to journeys that trace ffonstad End to Rivendell,” “Minas Tirith to the Morannon,” and more through the maps she creates.

The Atlas of Middle-Earth

Karen Wynn Fonstad died, aged 59, from complications from breast cancer. This page has been accessedtimes. Open Preview See a Problem?

I fonstzd 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. This page was last modified on 11 Marchat