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J. R. R. Tolkien's Hand Drawn Map of Middle Earth (1955)

J. R. R. Tolkien’s Hand Drawn Map of Middle Earth (1955)

Drawn on graph paper so that he could calculate travel times between locations like countless Dungeon Masters would do decades after his books were published, I love this glimpse into Tolkien’s creative process! He put such love and effort into detailing his world. I believe that’s why it holds up so very well over time. This is a scan of the original, and if you click on the picture you can see it at close to it’s original size.

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