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The Maps of Middle-earth

From NúMenor and Beleriand to Wilderland and Middle-Earth

Author: Brian Sibley and John Howe  

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Available together for the first time in a single hardback volume, J.R.R. Tolkien’s maps of The Hobbit, Beleriand, Middle-earth and Númenor – re-illustrated by John Howe – are presented as full colour foldout posters and accompanied by a richly detailed text by Brian Sibley.

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Available together for the first time in a single hardback volume, J.R.R. Tolkien’s maps of The Hobbit, Beleriand, Middle-earth and Númenor – re-illustrated by John Howe – are presented as full colour foldout posters and accompanied by a richly detailed text by Brian Sibley.

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Available together for the first time in a single hardback volume, J.R.R. Tolkien’s maps of The Hobbit, Beleriand, Middle-earth and Númenor – re-illustrated by John Howe – are presented as full colour foldout posters and accompanied by a richly detailed text by Brian Sibley.
This new hardback edition of THE MAPS OF MIDDLE-EARTH presents J.R.R. Tolkien’s maps of Wilderland, Beleriand and Middle-earth, together with a unique map of the island-kingdom of Númenor, as featured in Amazon Prime’s THE RINGS OF POWER.

Each poster-sized foldout map has been re-imagined in full colour by John Howe, the world-renowned Tolkien artist who has worked on Peter Jackson’s Academy Award-winning Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Rings of Power TV series as well as the forthcoming Warner Bros animated film, The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim.

The maps are accompanied by a fascinating and authoritative, fully illustrated 160-page text written by Brian Sibley, author of the Sunday Times bestselling THE FALL OF NúMENOR and leading expert on THE LORD OF THE RINGS (he adapted the work for the acclaimed 1981 BBC radio dramatisation), which recounts the story behind each map and provides a richly detailed glossary of every name, place and event.

Designed to complement the growing range of hardback editions of J.R.R. Tolkien’s work, this brand new edition is the perfect companion for every fan wishing to learn more about the world of Tolkien’s Middle-earth.

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Critic Reviews

Praise for Brian Sibley/The Fall of Númenor:

‘…a grand compendium of all Tolkien said about the period when the foundations of The Lord of the Rings are laid’
John Garth, THE GUARDIAN

‘A trove of source material about one of Middle-earth’s most intriguing and central back stories … nimbly edited by Brian Sibley’
WASHINGTON POST

‘Sibley has beautifully and brilliantly done for Tolkien’s Second Age what Christopher Tolkien did for the First Age’
NATIONAL REVIEW

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About the Author

BRIAN SIBLEY is a writer and broadcaster with a life-long interest in fantasy books and cinema. His fascination with J. R. R. Tolkien and the myths and history of Middle-earth led to his critically-acclaimed BBC radio dramatisation of The Lord of the Rings in which the role of Frodo was played by Ian Holm, who now portrays Bilbo in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Brian’s subsequent radio dramas included several of Tolkien’s short novels collected under the title Tales from the Perilous Realm, C. S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia, two series of Tales of the Bizarre by Ray Bradbury and Mervyn Peake’s Titus Groan and Gormenghast which won him the prestigious Sony Radio Award. His books include Three Cheers for Pooh, Chicken Run: Hatching the Movie, Cracking Animation, The Disney Studio Story, The Land of Narnia and Shadowlands, as well as the text accompanying three maps by John Howe based on Tolkien’s The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. Brian is currently writing an in-depth account of the making of Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings Trilogy for future publication. John Howe was born in 1957 in Vancouver, Canada. He moved to France in 1976 and gained a Diploma in Illustration at the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs de Strasbourg in 1981. He has illustrated many French children’s books, but is best known for his Tolkien calendars, book jackets, maps and posters, and he is currently working as a production designer on New Line Cinema’s forthcoming Lord of the Rings movie trilogy.

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Product Details

Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers | HarperCollins
Published
11th April 2024
Pages
160
ISBN
9780008669461

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