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Re: Lord of the Rings maps

Subject: Re: Lord of the Rings maps
by garm on 2011/10/17 14:07:29

I seem to remember they've been available for some years now. Can anyone recall when they first appeared for sale?

On another note - Stephen Raw's daughter has posted an essay on TORN, in order to promote sales.

http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2011/ ... gs-maps-the-real-history/

There's one or two ideas here which caused me to raise an eyebrow -

eg: "J.R.R. Tolkien did not draw the maps to accompany The Lord of the Rings, rather he commissioned his son, the much less gifted artist, Christopher Tolkien."

and - "...it is difficult to imagine what J.R.R. Tolkien’s real intentions were for the maps at all. If he did not draw the original, it is impossible to say why he omitted certain details and added them elsewhere. The real mystery is why J.R.R. Tolkien, as an accomplished artist and cartographer himself, asked his son to produce the books most important illustrations. Perhaps it was because he was concentrating on his writing."


what do others think?