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'''''A Map of Middle-earth''''' (name on map), also known as the '''Pauline Baynes Map''', is a poster-map of Northwestern [[Middle-earth]] published in [[1970]] by [[Allen and Unwin|Allen & Unwin]].<ref name=RC/>
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'''''A Map of Middle-earth''''' (name on map), also known as the '''Pauline Baynes Map''', is a poster-map of Northwestern [[Middle-earth]] published in [[1970]] by [[Allen and Unwin|George Allen & Unwin]].<ref name=RC/>
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==Description==
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Based on the [[The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age|map of Middle-earth]] first published in [[1954]], the poster-map (created in [[1969]]) was a collaboration between [[Pauline Baynes]] and [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]. Tolkien corrected a few errors on the original map, and supplied some additional place names and notes on nomenclature.<ref name=TB>[http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=55350 A Map of Middle-earth] at [http://www.tolkienbooks.net/ Tolkienbooks.net] (accessed 30 July 2013)</ref><ref name=RC>{{HM|RC}}, pp. lxiv-lxvi</ref>
  
Based on the [[The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age|map of Middle-earth]] first published in [[1954]], the poster-map (created in [[1969]]) was a collaboration between [[Pauline Baynes]] and [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]. Tolkien corrected a few errors on the original map, and supplied some additional place names and notes on nomenclature.<ref>[http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=55350 A Map of Middle-earth] at [http://www.tolkienbooks.net/ Tolkienbooks.net] (accessed 12 July 2011)</ref><ref name=RC>{{HM|RC}}, pp. lxiv-lxvi</ref>
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[[Ballantine Books]] reproduced the map on the box of a set of a three-volume edition of ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'' (first printing 1970).<ref>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://tolkien.skwishmi.com/guide/pbset.html|articlename=Ballantine and Del Rey Paperbacks|dated=|website=[http://tolkien.skwishmi.com/index.html The U.S. Tolkien Guide]|accessed=5 April 2013}}</ref>
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==Publication history==
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At least 12 impressions of the trade edition poster-map (ISBN 0049120026) were issued:
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*1st impression 1970
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*6th impression 1974
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*7th impression 1974
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*8th impression 1975
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*12th impression 1986 (Unwin Books; printed by Henry Stone & Son (Printers), Banbury)<ref>Printer information from the collection of [[User:Morgan/Collection|Morgan Thomsen]].</ref>
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After the 7th impression, but not later than the 12th impression, a green border 17 mm high was inserted between the top and bottom edges of the map and the illustrated borders.<ref name=TB/>
  
 
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Latest revision as of 20:47, 30 July 2013

Pauline Baynes - A Map of Middle-earth (color) 2.jpg

A Map of Middle-earth (name on map), also known as the Pauline Baynes Map, is a poster-map of Northwestern Middle-earth published in 1970 by George Allen & Unwin.[1]

[edit] Description

Based on the map of Middle-earth first published in 1954, the poster-map (created in 1969) was a collaboration between Pauline Baynes and J.R.R. Tolkien. Tolkien corrected a few errors on the original map, and supplied some additional place names and notes on nomenclature.[2][1]

Ballantine Books reproduced the map on the box of a set of a three-volume edition of The Lord of the Rings (first printing 1970).[3]

[edit] Publication history

At least 12 impressions of the trade edition poster-map (ISBN 0049120026) were issued:

  • 1st impression 1970
  • 6th impression 1974
  • 7th impression 1974
  • 8th impression 1975
  • 12th impression 1986 (Unwin Books; printed by Henry Stone & Son (Printers), Banbury)[4]

After the 7th impression, but not later than the 12th impression, a green border 17 mm high was inserted between the top and bottom edges of the map and the illustrated borders.[2]

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, pp. lxiv-lxvi
  2. 2.0 2.1 A Map of Middle-earth at Tolkienbooks.net (accessed 30 July 2013)
  3. "Ballantine and Del Rey Paperbacks" , The U.S. Tolkien Guide (accessed 05 April 2013)
  4. Printer information from the collection of Morgan Thomsen.
Maps of Arda made by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Hobbit:  Thrór's Map · Map of Wilderland
 TLOTR:  A Part of the Shire · General Map of Middle-earth · Map of Rohan, Gondor, and Mordor · The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age
Other:  Númenórë‎ · A Map of Middle-earth · Map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North
Early maps:  The earliest map‎ · I Vene Kemen · The First 'Silmarillion' Map · Ambarkanta maps · The Second 'Silmarillion' Map · First Map of The Lord of the Rings