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They didn't feel that there was a need. I think your assumption that: "all the seasoned adventurers knew they will not follow Frodo to the Mount Doom" is flawed. This is the very reason that there were only 9 in the fellowship, to be able to slip in where an army could not. `And I will choose you companions to go with you, as far as they will ...


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Book II, Chapter 3: The Ring Goes South (with my emphasis): Aragorn and Gandalf walked together or sat speaking of their road and the perils they would meet; and they pondered the storied and figured maps and books of lore that were in the house of Elrond. Sometimes Frodo was with them; but he was content to lean on their guidance, and he spent as much ...


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As far as I remember, there isn't any name for it. It is an unnamed island. The LotR Wikia says the same: The sea also contains an unnamed island that is about thirty miles along the southeastern and northwestern coasts and twenty upon the northeastern and southwestern coasts. Also, it must have been wooded. (thainsbook). There has been a similar ...


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Karen Wynn Fonstad's The Atlas of Middle Earth This contains the map of Frodo's journey with all the key locations marked from the book. Here is a sample picture of Frodo's journey towards Weathertop, each day is marked on the map. It also contains Bilbo's journey from the Hobbit, with Frodo's overlaid in brown to show differences in route and time taken. ...


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Almost certainly, yes. Not always (witness the Dwarven map with east at the top), but it was evidently the usual orientation in the West-lands. Appendix E to The Lord of the Rings: The names of the letters most widely known and used were… númen, hyarmen, rómen, formen=west, south, east, north…. These letters commonly indicated the points W, S, E, N even ...


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Yes. I don't know what editions you have where each of the seven books includes a different map, but in the beautiful editions I first read as a child, the following map was printed inside the front cover of several (probably all) of the books. It was drawn by Pauline Baynes, the official illustrator of the Narnia series, and shows Narnia and the ...


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Take a look at The LotR Project This is an online and interactive map of Middle Earth and my personal favorite. It shows the route each major character took. It also marks the location and dates of events that took place during the travels. The website also contains a very, very detailed family tree if you're interested. The project was made by a super ...


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No, this is correct The Grey Havens are where Círdan maintains the Elven ships that travel over the Sea. This is also mentioned a few times in the text; for example (emphasis mine): 'And I've heard tell that Elves are moving west. They do say they are going to the harbours, out away beyond the White Towers.' Sam waved his arm vaguely: neither he nor any ...


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Journeys of Frodo by Barbara Strachey. I bought this book over 30 years ago when I was a young lad. It plots Frodo's journey day by day as well as the other members of the company of the ring. Lovely book for a Tolkien fan. Each map contains the campsites, eating places, and various other stops that Frodo used on his journey to Mordor. The book is now ...


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Babylon 5's Art Director Ted Haigh was kind enough to provide a map in the Feb 1993 edition of Cinefantastique. This shows each of the major sections and their functions. From the show itself (and the in-universe map seen in B5: Shadow Dancing) we can extrapolate the various sectors, their locations and function; Brown - Life Support and Waste ...


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Thror's map (as hand-drawn by Tolkien) had a Eastward slant Other maps of Middle-Earth seems to have had a more common Northward-pointing compass rose


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This is a map of the Hyborian Age drawn by Howard himself. It clearly shows both the ancient kingdoms and the modern coastlines of the region. It looks like Howard traced the modern parts, then added his fictional overlay. It can be found in The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian, although it was not published in Howard's lifetime.


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I suspect it's because this is the sort of map meant for making military plans. Note the pieces (I think they are simply stones painted with symbols). These would be meant to be moved around the map to reflect the movements and placements of military units. Westeros is a bit longer north-south than east-west, and rotating the map this way would likely make ...


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Yes. The following map appears in the Force Awakens: Visual Dictionary. It doesn't, however contain the sort of granular political detail that would make it useful for your purposes


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Apparently, maps were very rare and valuable. They would not have been given away and it would have been very unusual to carry them around. They would have been kept in the equivalent of a scriptorium (library of scrolls) and brought out only rarely to be seen by normal folk.


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A map of the galaxy is shown in The Force Awakens. I'm not sure if the First Order/New Republic divide is shown, though.


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The production history of the Silmarillion is a long and complex one. The truth of the matter is that there was no map of Angband in the original publication. An oversight? Incomplete? It could be a number of factors that kept it out. There was a later and larger map which included Angband and territories further North. The Second 'Silmarillion' Map is a ...


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I can still add: The Art of The Hobbit: Thror's Map. Copied by Bilbo Baggins Map of the Misty Mountains and the upper part of the Great River Map of the Lonely Mountain and surrounding lands Plans of the Lonely Mountain The Lonely Moutain and map of the Long Lake Wlderland, earlier version The Shaping of Middle-earth: the First 'Silmarillion' Map 'The ...


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This is the map from "Redwall Map & Riddler", described thusly Escape into the land of Redwall with this beautifully illustrated full-color fold-out map. Explore the treacherous terrain, legendary landmarks, and wondrous sites which Brian Jacques has made famous in his Redwall tales. Please note that every source I've read repeatedly mentions ...


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The Babylon 5 Station Guide (now out of print) contains more maps than you can shake a stick at. It has several books containing lots of maps, including pages and pages of deck plans, along with four double-sided posters containing more maps. I'm not sure how canonical it is. It was an officially licensed product. I think JMS had to give approval for the ...


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1885: H. Rider Haggard's King Solomon's Mines had a map. This book isn't always categorized as fantasy, but it has an imaginary land and a witch with some powers, plus plenty of mythic destiny, so I think it counts. So does Wikipedia; it is counted among 1885 fantasy novels. 1914: If King Solomon's Mines isn't considered suffiently fantasy, what about L. ...


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If you define “modern” that way, then the first such maps are probably the maps of the north pole made for the first half of Jules Verne's Les Aventures du capitaine Hatteras (The Adventures of Captain Hatteras), published some time between 1864 and 1866. They show a partly fictional map of the north pole, of which the geography was not yet known at the ...


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There's a map in the new Star Wars: Galactic Atlas factbook. It is, alas, not to any sort of obvious scale, but it does at least show you where your four locations are in relation to each other. As to why it took Rey so long to get back, you might want to note that she took a complete lap of a nearby attraction called "The Sitter", presumably looking for ...


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No First of all, the map appears to be completely unreliable not because it was not designed by Tolkien himself, but rather because its author tried to put together a "composite" map representing all "the lands of Arda throughout the ages", which is an impossible task to achieve. So, the map shows: the two Great Lamps of the Valar Illuin and Ormal, long ...


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The best actual map I've been able to find of 24th-century Earth is this rather poor-quality one from the DS9 episode Paradise Lost: But Memory Alpha tells us a few things about what countries existed at the time: Even after United Earth was formed, many nation-states and confederations of Earth retained their individual identities. These included ... ...


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A slightly different map, by David Bedell, is shown on Wikipedia - Narnia (World). As the original image is over 2MB, I can't include it inline, in this answer, but here is a direct link to the original image here. Here is slightly reduced quality version: This map is somewhat larger than the image provided by Rand al'Thor in his answer above. It also ...


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Canonical map of All-World in its entirety: There isn't a comprehensive canonical map of All-World1, but the closest we can get may be Bev Vincent's map from his book The Dark Tower Companion: However, Vincent admits that even this map is partially unreliable: NOTES CONCERNING THE MAP OF MID-WORLD: This map assembles the known geography of Mid-...


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The official maps from the books depict the rivers flowing with a regular course, without forming lakes other water bodies. In all of them, the Green and Blue fork form a confluence, then are met by the Red Fork downstream. The maps show this area as follows. All of them are taken from the ebook versions, the left ones are from The North maps, the right ...


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