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Interesting map informations

Discussion in 'Discussions' started by Bombur8, Nov 17, 2016.

  1. Bombur8

    Bombur8 Aspiring Commoner

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    Sorry if this isn't the right place to post, but I didn't know where it would be most appropriate ...

    Well, I found this great article about Tolkien and cartography which corrects some common (essentially topographical) misconceptions, but, unfortunately it's in French, so I suppose most of you won't be able to read it, but I figured I could translate the most important informations for a project like MCME :) .

    -> The Great East Road going through Trollshaws goes between two surface elevations, one of which covers the Angle entirely.

    -> Dol Guldur is the highest point of a moutain mass at the extreme south of Mirkwood.

    -> Barrow-downs extend North of the Old Forest.

    -> Harlindon is higher than Forlindon, which forms a non wooded plateau.

    -> The Brown Lands present reliefs forming a vast Northeast extension to Emyn Muil.

    -> Fangorn actually grows entirely on the foothills of Misty Moutains rather than on +/- flat terrain. There's a large extension of the Misty Moutains there, making Fangorn actually a moutain flank forest!




    Actually, most of the maps analyzed by the article come from this book: http://www.thelandofshadow.com/sneak-peek-into-the-art-of-the-lord-of-the-rings. You can see photos in the link, but not of very high resolution. My article presents this zoom, though:
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    Ther's also this redrawn of the Gondor - Mordor map, but it's more known (and the area almost finished):
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    #1 Bombur8, Nov 17, 2016
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  2. Finrod_Amandil

    Finrod_Amandil Head Designer
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    Luckily I still know some french from school, but it's gonna be quite a pain to understand it all, but I'll take the work upon me asap! Thanks for the link!
     
  3. Daddlio

    Daddlio Dirt Conaisseur
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    Wow it even has Shelobs Liar!
     
  4. RubenPieterMark

    RubenPieterMark Dirt Conaisseur
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    I asked this for my bd next week :D