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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Fonstad and Kristina Stingle. If you have never read Lord of the Rings, or watched the movie, don’t read this book. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. An extensive appendix and an index help readers correlate the maps with Tolkien’s novels. This is not a big poster of Bilbo’s journey. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

This being said,actually just reading through it was much what I imagine reading through an actual atlas is like; i. I really need my own copy. Open Preview See a Problem? It includes specific maps for The SilmarillionThe Lord of the Rings and The Hobbitfor which it is intended as a reading companion.

This was nice to have while reading through The Fellowship of the Ring, following along with the maps of where they all were as they traveled. Oct 26, Plant Girl rated it liked it Shelves: Really cool book with maps of Middle-Earth across time.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Jan 24, Phillip rated it it was amazing Shelves: Are you into Tolkien? I also found that some of the different area designations on the map were hard to distinguish from one another, though this is probably due to a restriction set by the publisher than by Wynn Fonstad’s choice. This page was last modified on 11 Marchmiddls This is a painstaking collection of maps that track every reference in every Tolkien story beyond the above mentioned.

This page has been accessedtimes. Maps by esrth, and language, and people. Definitely will read again, and definitely recommend it! Isildur cuts Sauron’s finger and takes the Ring. Before her “retirement” to raising children and writing companion atlases, Fonstad was Director of Cartographic Services at the University of Wisconsin—Oshkosh. Looking for beautiful books? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

The Atlas of Middle-earth. I spent a lot of time, however, poring over a couple of maps before I realized they were screwed up. View all 4 comments. Plans and descriptions of castles, buildings, and distinctive landforms are given, along with thematic maps describing karn climate, vegetation, languages, and population distribution of Middle-earth throughout its history.

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: Seeing the maps firsthand and up close somewhat compromises the imaginings of Tolkien’s works.

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Books by Karen Wynn Fonstad. Polish Edition of Atlas of Middle Earth. Apr 02, Jonny Parshall rated it liked it Shelves: 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.


Mar 04, Steven rated it really liked it. January I love it. Mith — original artwork used in design by John Howe and Ted Nasmith. You can find bits and pieces of eartb online, but this Atlas has all of them! I didn’t cry, though. Refresh and try again.

The maps are treated as if they are of real landscapes, drawn according to the rules of a real atlas. Return to Book Page.

The author was a professional cartographer trained at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Ok. It also facilitates understanding the changes that happened in the various Ages. Fascinating companion resource to the Lord of the Rings, the Hobbit, and the Silmarillion.

The Atlas of Middle-Earth

This is an excellent reference book for fans of J. 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. Aug 05, Charity U rated it it was amazing Shelves: