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).
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. 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.
The original document was reproduced for the first time in the book Tolkien Maker of Middle Earth, published in 2018 and coinciding with an exhibition of the same name.
This map possesses the number 186 on the Tolkien Art Index.
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Appendix: III. The Second 'Silmarillion' Map", pp. 407-413
- ↑ 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
- ↑ 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
- ↑ C. McIlwaine, Tolkien Maker of Middle Earth, Bodleian Library, Oxford, 2018, p.227-229.