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09-24-2011, 05:35 AM
J.R.R. Tolkien's Númenor.
Done in Photoshop.
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 :)
09-24-2011, 07:10 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
09-24-2011, 07:30 PM
He certainly based it on Atlantis, but I don't know if he ever saw that map.
09-24-2011, 09:56 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.
09-26-2011, 04:33 PM
Being a big fan of Tolkien, I am impressed with this map. I think you did a great job.
10-12-2011, 04:02 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.
10-16-2011, 09:07 AM
Looks soo amazing to me :)
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