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'''Karen Lea Wynn Fonstad''' ([[April 18]], [[1945]] – [[March 11]], [[2005]]) was the author of the popular ''[[The Atlas of Middle-earth|Atlas of Middle-earth]]''.
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'''Karen Lea Wynn Fonstad''' ([[April 18]], [[1945]] – [[March 11]], [[2005]]) was the author of the popular ''[[The Atlas of Middle-earth|Atlas of Middle-earth]]''. In ''[[The Return of the Shadow]]'', [[Christopher Tolkien]] credits Fonstad for noting a geographical inconsistency between ''[[The Hobbit]]'' and ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]''.<ref>{{RS|1XIc}}, p. 204</ref>
  
 
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* [http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2005/03/12/24396-author-karen-wynn-fonstad-1945-2005-2/ Karen Wynn Fonstad Obituary] at [http://theonering.net TheOneRing.net]
 
* [http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2005/03/12/24396-author-karen-wynn-fonstad-1945-2005-2/ Karen Wynn Fonstad Obituary] at [http://theonering.net TheOneRing.net]
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Karen Wynn Fonstad
Biographical information
BornApril 18, 1945
DiedMarch 11, 2005
EducationUniversity of Oklahoma

Karen Lea Wynn Fonstad (April 18, 1945March 11, 2005) was the author of the popular Atlas of Middle-earth. In The Return of the Shadow, Christopher Tolkien credits Fonstad for noting a geographical inconsistency between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.[1]

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Life

Karen Wynn was born and raised in Oklahoma, spending her later years in Wisconsin. She attended the University of Oklahoma, where she received a M.A. in Geography. Her speciality had been Cartography, and she would spend much of her life as a freelance cartographer. She has published several atlases of fantasy worlds, such as Pern, the Land and Krynn, but is best known for The Atlas of Middle-earth.

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References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Return of the Shadow, "The First Phase: XI. From Weathertop to the Ford, Note on the river of Rivendell", p. 204