Easton Press, Norwalk CT. "The Atlas of Middle Earth" by Karen Wynn Fonstad. Full genuine leather. Limited Edition. Oversized hardcover edition that measures 8" x 11 1/4". 210 pages. Very Fine, sealed without any flaws.
An essential guide to the geography of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. This unique atlas tracks the day-to-day journeys of the principal characters from The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. The detailed two-color maps and diagrams are a great resource. Included are fascinating descriptions of the buildings, climate, vegetation, languages, and population of Middle-earth.
Middle-earth is the fictional setting of much of British writer J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium. The term is equivalent to the term Midgard of Norse mythology, describing the human-inhabited world, that is, the central continent of the Earth in Tolkien's imagined mythological past. Tolkien's most widely read works, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, take place entirely in Middle-earth, and Middle-earth has also become a short-hand to refer to the legendarium and Tolkien's fictional take on the world.
Within his stories, Tolkien translated the name "Middle-earth" as Endor and Ennor in the Elvish languages Quenya and Sindarin respectively.
Middle-earth is the north continent of Earth (Arda) in an imaginary period of the Earth's past(Tolkien placed the end of the Third Age at about 6,000 years before his own time),in the sense of a "secondary or sub-creational reality".
Tolkien's Middle-earth stories mostly focus on the north-west of the continent. This part of Middle-earth is reminiscent of Europe, with the environs of the Shire intended to be reminiscent of England (more specifically, the West Midlands, with Hobbiton set at the same latitude as Oxford).
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- Easton Press (2013)
- Limited Edition
- Leather Bound (Full genuine leather)
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- 8" x 11 1/4" x 1.5"