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'''The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age''' is the title of a map depicting Northwestern [[Middle-earth]] during the [[War of the Ring]]. The map is reproduced in the ''[[Unfinished Tales]]'' and since [[2005]] in the [[HarperCollins]] editions of ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]''.<ref name=RC/>
 
'''The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age''' is the title of a map depicting Northwestern [[Middle-earth]] during the [[War of the Ring]]. The map is reproduced in the ''[[Unfinished Tales]]'' and since [[2005]] in the [[HarperCollins]] editions of ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]''.<ref name=RC/>
  

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The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age is the title of a map depicting Northwestern Middle-earth during the War of the Ring. The map is reproduced in the Unfinished Tales and since 2005 in the HarperCollins editions of The Lord of the Rings.[1]

The map is a re-drawing by Christopher Tolkien of his original, unnamed "General Map of Middle-earth"[note 1] made in late 1953 for the first edition of The Lord of the Rings.[1][2][3]

Notes

  1. The name "General Map of Middle-earth" appears to be coined by Hammond and Scull.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, "The Maps of The Lord of the Rings", pp. lv-lxvii
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 187, (undated, written April 1956), p. 247
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Introduction", "The Map of Middle-earth"
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 · There and Back Again · 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