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Map of Rohan, Gondor, and Mordor

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The original map by Christopher Tolkien

The Map of Rohan, Gondor, and Mordor[note 1] is an unnamed map reproduced in The Return of the King and in one-volume editions of The Lord of the Rings.[1]

The map was redrawn in 1988 by Shelly Shapiro, and then by Stephen Raw for the new editions of the Lord of the Rings since 1994.

[edit] Description

Unlike the other general or regional maps, this one was drawn like a topographic map, with the mountains depicted by detailed contour lines, representing elevation.

Its main feature is the White Mountains, surrounded by most of Gondor (as it was in the late Third Age), south-eastern Rohan, and (north-)western Mordor.

All in all, the map depicts most of the regions where the events of The Return of the King took place.


  1. The name "Map of Rohan, Gondor, and Mordor" appears to be coined by Hammond and Scull.


  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. lxiii-lxiv
Maps of Arda made by or for 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:  Map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North · Númenórë‎
Baynes:  A Map of Middle-earth · There and Back Again
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