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The Second Map of The Lord of the Rings

The Second Map of The Lord of the Rings is a map that was drawn by J.R.R. Tolkien during the writing of The Lord of the Rings. It was his working map during the writing of book V of The Lord of the Rings. It has map-squares of 2 centimetres side. Its scale is 2 centimetres for 100 miles. It was drawn in black ink. Red ink was used for a few alterations. In the final state corrections and additions were made in blue ink, in blue crayon and pencil. The Second Map of The Lord of the Rings has not been published, but redrawings drawn by Christopher Tolkien of its western and eastern portion with the vertical line of squares with the number 14 repeated on both portions are included in the book The War of the Ring, in chapter XIV "The Second Map". J.R.R. Tolkien used contour lines for the mountains and hills on this map.[1] The contents of the map are described in the same chapter.[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Ring, "Part Three: Minas Tirith", "XIV. The Second Map", pp. 433-435
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Ring, "Part Three: Minas Tirith", "XIV. The Second Map", pp. 433, 436-439
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 · The First Map of 'The Lord of the Rings' · The 1943 Map of 'The Lord of the Rings' · The Second Map of 'The Lord of the Rings' · The Third Map of 'The Lord of the Rings'