Middle-earth map annotated by JRR Tolkien | University of Oxford

Middle-earth map annotated by JRR Tolkien

Event date
Event time
9:30 - 17:00
Venue
Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3BG
Venue details

Blackwell Hall

Event type
Exhibitions
Event cost
Admission free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Not required

A one-day display of recently-discovered map of Middle-earth annotated by JRR Tolkien.

The map, which was recently acquired by the Bodleian Libraries, reveals Tolkien's remarkable vision of the creatures, topography and heraldry of his imagined world where The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings take place. The map was a working document that Tolkien and acclaimed illustrator Pauline Baynes both annotated in 1969 when Baynes was commissioned to produce a poster map of Middle-earth.