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The 1943 Map of The Lord of the Rings

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'''The 1943 Map of The Lord of the Rings''' is a large elaborate map that was drawn in pencil and coloured chalks by [[Christopher Tolkien]] in 1943<ref>{{L|74}}</ref><ref>{{L|98}}</ref> based on the state at that time of the [[The First Map of The Lord of the Rings|First Map of The Lord of the Rings]] that was drawn by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]. On the 1943 map Christopher Tolkien used pictoral forms for the mountains and hills, which are less precise.<ref>{{TI|1943}}, p. 299</ref> The map-squares of the 1943 map are of 4 centimetres side. The scale of the 1943 map is 4 centimetres for 100 miles.<ref>{{TI|Map}}, p. 300</ref> The 1943 map is not included in The History of Middle-earth series of books, but its design and contents are described in chapter XVI The First Map of The Lord of the Rings in [[The Treason of Isengard]] volume of [[The History of Middle-earth]] series of books.<ref>{{TI|Map}}, p. 299 to 323</ref>
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'''The 1943 Map of The Lord of the Rings''' is a large elaborate map that was drawn in pencil and coloured chalks by [[Christopher Tolkien]] in 1943<ref>{{L|74}}</ref><ref>{{L|98}}</ref> based on the state at that time of the [[The First Map of The Lord of the Rings|First Map of ''The Lord of the Rings'']] that was drawn by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]. On the 1943 map Christopher Tolkien used pictoral forms for the mountains and hills, which are less precise.<ref>{{TI|1943}}, p. 299</ref> The map-squares of the 1943 map are of 4 centimetres side. The scale of the 1943 map is 4 centimetres for 100 miles.<ref>{{TI|Map}}, p. 300</ref> The 1943 map is not included in ''The History of Middle-earth'' series of books, but its design and contents are described in chapter XVI The First Map of ''The Lord of the Rings'' in ''[[The Treason of Isengard]]'' volume of ''[[The History of Middle-earth]]'' series of books.<ref>{{TI|Map}}, p. 299 to 323</ref>
  
 
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The 1943 Map of The Lord of the Rings is a large elaborate map that was drawn in pencil and coloured chalks by Christopher Tolkien in 1943[1][2] based on the state at that time of the First Map of The Lord of the Rings that was drawn by J.R.R. Tolkien. On the 1943 map Christopher Tolkien used pictoral forms for the mountains and hills, which are less precise.[3] The map-squares of the 1943 map are of 4 centimetres side. The scale of the 1943 map is 4 centimetres for 100 miles.[4] The 1943 map is not included in The History of Middle-earth series of books, but its design and contents are described in chapter XVI The First Map of The Lord of the Rings in The Treason of Isengard volume of The History of Middle-earth series of books.[5]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 74, (dated 29 June 1944)
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 98, (undated, written ca. 18 March 1945)
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Treason of Isengard, "XV. The First Map of The Lord of the Rings", "The 1943 Map", p. 299
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Treason of Isengard, "XV. The First Map of The Lord of the Rings", p. 300
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Treason of Isengard, "XV. The First Map of The Lord of the Rings", p. 299 to 323