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  • Thought of by many as the map that started the trend of maps in fantasy works, Middle-Earth was originally drawn by J.R.R. Tolkien. The original map, in the Bodleian Libraries, boldly defines the landscapes of Middle-Earth and includes annotations by Tolkien and fantasy cartographer Pauline Baynes (who also drew Narnia). Over the years many have drawn their interpretation of Middle-Earth - a recent adaptation was hand-inked and colored by Francesca Baerald. Baerald’s map closely follows Tolkien’s, while adding an elaborate frame featuring important characters from the series.

author list (cited authors)

  • Laddusaw, S. D.

publication date

  • December 2017