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Map of Middle-Earth And The Undying Lands by CorvusCorax92 Map of Middle-Earth And The Undying Lands by CorvusCorax92
Just what the title says: a map of Middle-Earth And The Undying Lands (Aman), from the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. The original black and white underlying map itself is *not* my work; it is the work of Allan Curless, made for David Day's oft-maligned, but just as often loved, "A Tolkien Bestiary". Curless was a political cartoonist for 16 years, working mostly for the Sunday Times, as well as an illustrator for several books during his long career. He died in 1997.

I love Tolkien's work, especially the Silmarillion, and I've had this map for a while, but being, as I said, black and white, it just seemed like something was missing, so I attempted to give it a more authentic 'old map' kind of look and feel. Let me know what you think!


Allan Curless for the B&W original: [link]

~flyingfish98 for discovering Curless' name in the first place!
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Anouk-Jill Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

thank you

i`m reading the silmarillion and this is a great help!!!!

CorvusCorax92 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure! I hope you enjoyed the book.
Anouk-Jill Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's more difficult to read than the lord of the rings
BUT I love tolkiens world and I have read it
TheAwesomeTRex Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
Oh I'll be staring at this for hours! Creepy Grin 
CorvusCorax92 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha Thanks! Have fun.  :)
EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
In the 1st age.
Beleriand sank into the ocean after it was devastated in Morgoth's crushing and casting out. Also the Undying Lands were removed from MiddleEarth at the end of the 2nd age.

Numenor was roughly star-shaped.Was. The Akallabaleth epic relates its sinking after all the warnings and signs were ignored and only the Faithful set sail in time to the East, even as the Great Armament sailed to the West, provoking the Wrath of Eru !!
Also there are lands east of Mordor and Rhun. These are inhabited by the Easterlings and other heathen peoples that were allied with Sauron -and still are !

Because Tolkein never extended the map of MiddleEarth which was published in LOTR -Ballantine edition (I wore out volumes 1 & 3 and had to buy newer ones), various fans tried their hand and none are canon.
CorvusCorax92 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm aware; this is a conglomeration of various parts of Arda across the First, Second, and Third Ages, as imagined by Allan Curless. It's not supposed to be a snap-shot of all of Arda at any one time, and neither he nor I ever claimed that it was canon.
vgmaster9 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
I like to imagine that this isn't all of Arda. I bet that there are more continents because well, Arda is a world full of possibilities.
CorvusCorax92 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, there are! Not even Tolkien himself was sure of the total extent of his world. :)
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