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The Map of Tolkien's Beleriand: and the Lands to the North
The Map of Tolkien's Beleriand: and the Lands to the North
by Brian Sibley
Edition: Paperback

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very bland, but it COULD have been awesome, 11 Nov. 2003
I was very disappointed with this product.
As a Tolkien fanatic and as someone who is very keen to accumulate all things Tolkien, I was expecting a very much better quality map. All this map amounts to is the Christopher Tolkien map of Beleriand, found in The Silmarillion, recoloured.
The space around the map is wasted with huge images, which whilst OK, could have been small and more numerous, but pushed closer to the edge, allowing the map image to be much bigger (I like BIG maps).
The map used as the basis for this reconstruction is not even the most up to date map of Beleriand, which can be found in War of the Jewels - book 11 of the History of Middle-earth series – which has important details, not least is a proper positioning of Angband, without which this map is severely lackingP>I don’t fully regret buying it, as I would still use it from time to time, but it could have been so much better than it is.


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