Map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North
The Map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North, appearing in the The Silmarillion, depicts the region of Beleriand.
The map is a redrawing by Christopher Tolkien from J.R.R. Tolkien's "Second 'Silmarillion' map", which was divided on four sheets and which was the last map of Beleriand that John Ronald made (the "original" maps, without alterations, were reproduced in The Lost Road). However, Tolkien continued to add and change names or features on the map manuscripts; these were reproduced by Christopher in The War of the Jewels.
A colored version made by H.E. Riddett is commonly printed in the endpaper of The Silmarillion hardback editions.
One of the errors Christopher admitted, was the portrayal of the spring(s) of the rivers Esgalduin and Aros; in the original map, the river shared the same source.
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Appendix: III. The Second 'Silmarillion' Map", p. 407 (for the maps, cf. pp. 408-11)
- ↑ 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. 180-1 (for the maps, cf. pp. 182-5)
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Shaping of Middle-earth, "IV. The First 'Silmarillion' Map: The Northern Half of the Map" p. 222