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I prefer to relate stories like this to a map but found only a very ...
on 22 July 2017
I think this book is indispensable if you are reading the Silmarillion. I started the book without it and soon realised the entire book is full of geographical descriptions as elves and men are constantly moving round Middle Earth. I prefer to relate stories like this to a map but found only a very small map of Beleriand embedded within Tolkien's text. it was frustrating not to be able to follow all the events which occurred on a map. This Atlas solved my problem as it has a number of fairly detailed maps of the regions of Middle Earth and Valinor described in the text. There are also explanatory notes next to many of the maps which help to explain their context and relevance. It is also very helpful for reading the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings (although these two books do have some maps included as appendices).