Login

Or
Register Now


Already have an account?
Username:

Password:

Remember me

Lost Your Password?
Main Menu
Collector's Guide Table of Contents
Recent Visitors

Trotter
44 minutes ago

wellinghall
54 minutes ago

Morgan
4 hours 21 minutes ago

Stu
5 hours 10 minutes ago

tolkienbrasil
7 hours 19 minutes ago

laurel
7 hours 32 minutes ago

Karl
12 hours 26 minutes ago

remy
15 hours 17 minutes ago

Browsing this Thread:   1 Anonymous Users



(1) 2 »


Lord of the Rings maps
Home away from home
Joined:
2006/11/24 11:12
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 640
Offline
Limited edition prints are available for sale, at $550 plus p&p for a set of three.

http://www.tolkienmaps.com/

- wellinghall

Posted on: 2011/10/17 11:45


Re: Lord of the Rings maps
Home away from home
Joined:
2007/4/29 5:29
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 606
Offline
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?

Posted on: 2011/10/17 14:07


Re: Lord of the Rings maps
Shirrif
Joined:
2006/6/5 22:04
From Essex, England
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Shirrif
Posts: 1542
Offline
They were originally added as a fold out end paper probably four pages wide by two or three pages in height and were originally produced in black and red. Clearly this edition did not last long. As the books became increasingly popular and printing techniques became more advanced, the previously expensive method of attaching the maps to the back of edition was ditched.


Clearly indeed this edition did not last long (at least 35 years from 1954 to 1988 or 1989) as three volume hardbacks.

Posted on: 2011/10/17 21:18

Edited by Trotter on 2011/10/17 22:17:12


Re: Lord of the Rings maps
Home away from home
Joined:
2008/8/10 2:07
From Queenstown, New Zealand
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 635
Offline
Now Trotter, you aren't being very generous to her, are you? She was clearly talking in *Geologic terms* when she stated "this edition didn't last very long". Clearly.

Stu

Posted on: 2011/10/17 22:33


Re: Lord of the Rings maps
Home away from home
Joined:
2008/8/10 2:07
From Queenstown, New Zealand
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 635
Offline
Bah. I preferred the old maps, even if CT isn't a gifted artist. Frankly, I don't like change and the old ones were fine by me when I was a young 'un.

Posted on: 2011/10/17 22:35



(1) 2 »



You can view topic.
You cannot start a new topic.
You cannot reply to posts.
You cannot edit your posts.
You cannot delete your posts.
You cannot add new polls.
You can vote in polls.
You cannot attach files to posts.
You cannot post without approval.

[Advanced Search]