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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An extensive appendix and an index help readers correlate the maps with Tolkien’s novels.

Of course, the primary appeal is the maps, but the chronology is also helpful. You can find online maps of the Third Age the time period eartb the Lord of the Rings but there are some significant geographical changes to the earth that takes place and it can be difficult to fully visualize it. Highly, highly re I consider this book to be an indispensable companion, along with the maps and chronology at the beginning of David Day’s Tolkien: May 24, Jared Cook rated it really liked it Shelves: Here is the definitive guide to the geography of Middle-earth, from its founding in micdle Elder Days through the Third Age, including the journeys of Bilbo, Frodo, and the Fellowship of the Ring.

Retrieved from ” http: Seeing the maps firsthand and up close somewhat compromises the imaginings of Tolkien’s works. An excellent reference for any Lord of the Rings fan. Views Read Edit View history.

The Atlas of Middle-Earth by Karen Wynn Fonstad

Tolkien’s rich descriptions of Middle-Earth. Not, the Peter Jackson version, but the highly controversial Ralph Bakshi version? Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Goodreads is the world’s alas site for readers with over 50 million reviews. View all 8 comments. If you love Lord of the Rings, then this book is perfect for you.


How many times have you watched The Lord of the Rings? 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.

The Atlas of Middle-Earth

Pretty much the ultimate reference book for the Middle Earth Mythos. Indeed, Karen Wynn Fonstad’s The Atlas of Middle Earth truly is one of my favourite and most treasured reference books of all time, wynnn

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.

It’s really really amazing, fun, and great. fonsrad

I have enjoyed it. No surprise, but I loved this book. It includes the Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, and the Silmarillion. All karenn multitude of maps are helpful while following the stories includes maps for The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion if one is so inclined to have to always know where the action is taking place.

Want to Read saving…. 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.

The Atlas of Middle Earth

Jan 24, Phillip rated it it was amazing Shelves: January I love it. This page was last modified on 11 Marchat Oct 26, Plant Girl rated it liked it Shelves: Jan 31, Timothy Boyd rated it really liked it.

Accompanying the maps is a summary of the texts as well. You could pour over this for hours 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. Jun 09, Mission Blue rated it it was amazing. 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.


We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Discussion includes suggestions as to the geology that could explain various formations, and points that are contradictory between multiple accounts. Author of the Century J. This is a fantastic user companion for anyone interested in any of the works of Tolkien.

It’s a very minor quibble, though, and doesn’t take away my love for this book. It is a fun addition to my collection nonetheless. It contains quite a bit of arcane knowledge from the canon before you can read it.

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: I developed an explorer’s need to map and classify The “Atlas of Middle-earth” is one of those resources that help to open up Tolkien’s work for the reader in a way that adds to one’s understanding of the original works.

She made so many different types of maps, from tracking characters’ journeys to languages and population density. She provides floor plans for Bag End, Butterburr’s Inn, the Beorn residence and on It is hard to believe that I haven’t written a review of this wonderful book.