An atlas of 51 maps charting the journey that Frodo and his companions undertake in J.R.R.Tolkien's epic work. Based on clear and detailed descriptions given in the text and on the original maps that appear in The Lord of the Rings, as well as Tolkien's own paintings and drawings of the landscape and features of Middle-earth, this book clearly shows Frodo's route, together with the paths taken by other principal characters. The two-colour maps provide enough detail to help the reader envisage the country through which the narrative moves, and each one also has extensive notes about the journey. Having loved the volumes of The Lord of the Rings since they first appeared, Barbara Strachey long wanted fuller and more detailed maps to go with them. Though not a professional cartographer or artist, she finally decided to create them herself. For nearly 20 years her efforts have provided readers of The Lord of the Rings with a new and more vivid idea of Middle-earth, and her book remains an essential companion to Tolkien's great masterpiece.
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Barbara Strachey created these maps out of a life-long admiration of Tolkien's book and a perceived need for detailed maps. They long ago gained the status as the definitive maps of the journey.Review:
'A handy volume! a good guide to Middle-earth for The Lord of the Rings readers! a painstaking and successful achievement.' Amon Hen, The Bulletin of the Tolkien Society
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Book Description Random House, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110345297237