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Why didn't Frodo take a map with him?

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 ...
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Why didn't Frodo take a map with him?

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 ...
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Unknown feature on Middle-earth's map?

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 ...
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Is there a map of Frodo's journey during the Lord of the Rings?

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 ...
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Did maps in Middle-Earth have west on the top?

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 ...
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Is there a full map of Narnia?

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 ...
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Is there a map of Frodo's journey during the Lord of the Rings?

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 ...
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Is there a canonical map of Babylon 5?

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 ...
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Where are the Grey Havens?

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 ...
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Is there a map of Frodo's journey during the Lord of the Rings?

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. ...
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Did maps in Middle-Earth have west on the top?

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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Is there a Howard-canon map of Conan's world?

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 ...
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Why is Thangorodrim/Angband not visible in the provided map in the Silmarillion book?

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 ...
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Why is the Westeros map rotated?

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 ...
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Has a new map of the Galaxy (far, far away) been released?

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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Has a new map of the Galaxy (far, far away) been released?

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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Why didn't Frodo take a map with him?

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 ...
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Unknown feature on Middle-earth's map?

It is a wooded island. The dots are trees. Tolkien Scholars Wayne Hammond and Christina Scull note that this is a wooded island, and that due to the small scale of the map, the dots are trees. On the ...
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What is the Real Scale of the Breath of the Wild Map?

I know it’s been a while since this thread was started, but I have something to add. I am actually the author of that Reddit post you linked. (I’m glad you found it interesting.) Since then, we've ...
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Is there a canonical map of Babylon 5?

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 ...
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What was the earliest printed map in the modern science fiction genre?

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 ...
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Is there a full map of the Redwall world?

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, ...
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What was the earliest printed map in the modern (since 1800) fantasy genre?

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 ...
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Is this map of Middle-Earth reliable?

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 ...
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Is there a full map of Narnia?

A slightly different map, by David Bedell (1976), 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 ...
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What's the distance between the locations seen on Jakku?

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 ...
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What does the map of Earth map look like in the 24th Century?

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 ...
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Is there a map of Middle-earth during the second age?

J.R.R. Tolkien has only ever drawn a map of Númenor itself, but other notable people have drawn larger scale Second Age maps. J.R.R. Tolkien - Map to accompany the manuscript of "Aldarion and ...
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Dark Tower world map

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: ...
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