‘Lord of the Rings’ map for sale
Author JRR Tolkien’s annotated map of ‘Middle-Earth’ is for sale.
It was discovered in a copy of “The Lord of the Rings” owned by illustrator Pauline Baynes.
Tolkien himself is said to have diligently annotated the map in green ink and pencil, with Baynes adding her own notes. It shows that ‘Hobbiton’ is on the same latitude as Oxford, England and also hints that the city of ‘Minas Tirith’ was inspired by the Italian city of ‘Ravenna’.
The map is currently on display at Blackwell’s Rare Books in Oxford and is up for sale at the pricey sum of £60,000 ($90,000+).
More info and picture of map HERE