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Palarono
09-24-2011, 06:35 AM
J.R.R. Tolkien's Númenor.
Done in Photoshop.

tilt
09-24-2011, 07:25 AM
nice little map - I'd suggest that you use anti aliasing on the texts to make them less edgy - and perhaps throw on a border/frame :) ... good start, and welcome to the guild :)

monks
09-24-2011, 08:10 PM
Nice map Pelarono. I reckon Tolkien based Numenor on the island indicating Atlantis on the Anglo Saxon Cottonian map (he was a scholar of Anglo Saxon). Check it out- it lies at the bottom of the map. The two things beneath the star island are the Pillars of Hercules. http://www.henry-davis.com/MAPS/EMwebpages/210.html

(http://www.henry-davis.com/MAPS/EMwebpages/210.html)monks

cantab
09-24-2011, 08:30 PM
He certainly based it on Atlantis, but I don't know if he ever saw that map.

monks
09-24-2011, 10:56 PM
Me neither Cantab, but considering his more than passing interest in maps and his area of expertise, I think it's highly likely that he saw at least a reproduction of it.

monks

mrtweek
09-26-2011, 05:33 PM
Being a big fan of Tolkien, I am impressed with this map. I think you did a great job.

Palarono
10-12-2011, 05:02 AM
Looking at that Anglo Saxon map, I think it is very likely Tolkien's design of Numenor was very much inspired that map. And considering Tolkien was a Professor in Anglo-Saxon, it is hard to think that he never saw the map or a reproduction of it.

Jonat84
10-16-2011, 10:07 AM
Looks soo amazing to me :)