The Maps of Tolkien's Middle-earth

The Maps of Tolkien's Middle-earth


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Best-selling Tolkien expert Brian Sibley (The Lord of the Rings: The Making of the Movie Trilogy and The Lord of the Rings Official Movie Guide) presents a slipcased collection of four full-color, large-format maps of Tolkien's imaginary realm illustrated by John Howe, a conceptual designer for the blockbuster films directed by Peter Jackson. The set includes a hardcover book describing in detail the importance and evolution of geography within Tolkien's epic fiction and four color maps presented with minimal folds, including two (Beleriand and Númenor) never before published in this country.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618391103
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 10/02/2003
Edition description: Slipcased
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 162,442
Product dimensions: (w) x (h) x 1.34(d)

About the Author

JOHN HOWE is an illustrator best known for his work based on J. R. R. Tolkien's worlds. Howe and noted Tolkien artist Alan Lee served as chief conceptual designers for both Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movie trilogies, and he also re-illustrated the maps of The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and The Silmarillion. In addition to his Tolkien-related work, he has illustrated numerous other fantastic worlds, including Anne McAffrey's Pern, a limited edition of George R.R. Martin's A Clash of Kings, and numerous cards for the game "Magic: The Gathering." He lives in Switzerland.

J.R.R. TOLKIEN (1892–1973) is the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic and extraordinary works of fiction as The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. His books have been translated into more than fifty languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.

Brian Sibley is the author of The Map of Tolkien's Middle-earth, Chicken Run: Hatching the Movie, and The Land of Narnia: Exploring the World of C.S. Lewis. He lives in England.

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The Maps of Tolkien's Middle-Earth (Folded Maps) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Merlin26 More than 1 year ago
This collection of four fully illustrated maps (Lord of the Rings artist: John Howe) and the history of them is amazing. Each map is a few square feet containing a different section or time of middle Earth. The maps are Beriland, Middle Earth, The Hobbit (Bilbo's travels), and Numenor (the map that, though very plain I think is the most interesting. All four maps are brightly colored and can be looked over four hours. I have know doubt in your being satisfied. Truly inspirational and a must buy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this knowing that I was going to enjoy it very much. The maps are very, very detailed and the book that comes with them are very fun to read. I would reccomend this for any Tolkien fan.
samlives2 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a great collection. All of the maps are large, in full color, and very detailed. It also comes with a book explaining each map: the story it goes along with, the places, and basic history. Reading the book by itself kind of gives you a snapshot of all Middle Earth and its History in one small volume.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautiful. Wish there was a little more detail.
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Elfwine More than 1 year ago
A "must have" for every JRRT fan.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Mr.Howe and Mr.Sibley did an outstanding job on these two wonderful pieces of art! Howe definately showed his talents on the four maps which contains not just the lands and places with great, glowing detail but also with great illustrations surrounding them (like a border kind of). Sibley writes about all four maps in great, great detail. He tells what each exact river, town, mountain range, and whatever else is drawn on the maps are. And not just that, he tells a lot of the history and how the lands came into being and of the major characters associated with each, like Elerond and Galadriel in Beleriand (one of the maps). If you truly enjy Tolkien and get into to it so much as to have a big copy of the map to look at while your reading, I request these great (folded,big and could even be framed!) maps.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I Love middle eart and have read many of the books and seen other map books but this was the best.
Guest More than 1 year ago
These maps are amazingly done and beautiful. They make understanding where things happened and why they did in both the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit far easier. Highly reccomended.