Map of Beleriand
I edited together the four-pages that make up the large map of Beleriand in Karen Wynn Fonstad’s The Atlas of Middle-Earth. I also added a bit of color and texture to make it feel more like a map.
This is one of the few times I will asdfghjkl; on my keyboard. I’ve been looking for a complete, one-piece Beleriand map for AGES. Fonstad’s are the best because she places locations not shown on the “official” maps.
Additionally, I always wondered why the Beleriand maps printed in the books always cut out Angband and the North. That’s like cutting out Mordor from the maps in The Lord of the Rings. I never quite understood why.
I kept going back to the stupid map in the book like “but where IS Thangorodrim??? Where is Angband, I know where all these stupid little places are…it MUST be there…” How much of my life did I waste assuming the map made sense. I dread to think.
Everything in one place! Hurrah! (Why on earth this couldn’t have been the map in the book, I’m not sure. But now we have it.)
Mulled wine, an autumn evening, and Princess Mononoke with my boyfriend.
Van Gogh’s Paintings Get Tilt-Shifted by Serena Malyon
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