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The Second 'Silmarillion' Map

The Second 'Silmarillion' Map is a map (on four sheets) drawn by J.R.R. Tolkien of Beleriand, dating from the early 1930s. A redrawn version of the map was reproduced by Christopher Tolkien in 1987 as an Appendix to The Lost Road and Other Writings. This map was the basis for the Map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North included in The Silmarillion (1977).[1]

The War of the Jewels (1994) provided yet another reproduction of the Second 'Silmarillion' Map, featuring "subsequent alterations and additions", with commentaries on the changes.[2] Furthermore, Christopher reproduced in the same volume a redrawn version of a photocopy of the North-east section of the same map, kept and annotated by his father.[3]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Appendix: III. The Second 'Silmarillion' Map", pp. 407-413
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Two. The Later Quenta Silmarillion: Of Beleriand its Realms (Chapter 11)", pp. 180-191
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Three. The Wanderings of Húrin and Other Writings not forming part of the Quenta Silmarillion: III. Maeglin", pp. 330-333
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