Thursday, May 19, 2011
Found... The Map of Tolkien's Middle-Earth
I love the work of J.R.R. Tolkien... especially the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings. I have been remarkably lucky in finding related gems in charityshops... such as various editions of the books, compendiums etc.
On Saturday past I picked up this fantastic map... illustrated by the very talented John Howe.
His painting of Gandalf the Grey (above)... which adorned the cover of my first hardback copy of the Lord of the Rings... is one of my favourite illustrations and is the reference point for me when I consider the wonder that is Gandalf.
Anyway... enjoy these wee snippets from the map. One day, I hope, to frame it and put it up somewhere that would do it justice... and then check out John Howe's site.