31 October, 2007

Lord of the Rings Middle Earth Map Postcard

I know that this is a map of a fictional land. Those who are familiar or a big fan (like me) of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings would know Middle Earth. I tried to check the original map of the postcard, but wasn't able to find it, but am sure that this postcard is a reproduction of Tolkien's map that could have been published with his work.

Middle Earth Map Postcard

Middle-earth refers to the fictional lands where most of the stories of author J. R. R. Tolkien take place. In the Second and Third Ages the Western regions of Middle-earth contain the lands of Eriador, Gondor, the Misty Mountains, and the vales of the great river Anduin. To the east of Eriador lie the Misty Mountains which run from the far north to Isengard, home of the wizard Saruman, in the south. The Misty Mountains contain the great Dwarvish hall of Khazad-dûm or Moria. Eriador also contains The Shire, homeland of the Hobbits. East of the Mountains lies the land called Rhovanion and the great river Anduin and on its western side, under the eaves of the mountains lies the Elvish kingdom of Lothlorien, home of the Elf Galadriel, and the forest of Fangorn, home of the Ents. South and East of the Misty Mountains is the kingdom of Rohan, inhabited by the allies of Gondor, and further south is the kingdom of Gondor itself, founded by those Men who escaped the destruction of the island of Númenor. East of Gondor, and surrounded by high mountains is Mordor, home of Sauron in his fortress of Barad-dûr.

SOURCE:
Middle-Earth Wikipedia Entry

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