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Middle Earth Map by StoryTellerF Middle Earth Map by StoryTellerF
...not all those who wander are lost... Especially if you have THIS map! :)

After the hard work of a week I give you the full map of Middle Earth!

See the process here: fav.me/d35p8fz

100 x 70 cm

Acrylics and pens on Schoeller paper

full view if you like
Enjoy :)

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the text says:

The world was young, the mountains green,
No stain yet on the Moon was seen,
No words were laid on stream or stone,
When Durin woke and walked alone.
He named the nameless hills and dells;
He drank from yet untasted wells;
He stooped and looked in Mirrormere,
And saw a crown of stars appear,
As gems upon a silver thread,
Above the shadow of his head.

The world was fair, the mountains tall,
In Elder Days before the fall
Of mighty Kings in Nargothrond
And Gondolin, who now beyond
The Western Seas have passed away:
The world was fair in Durin's Day.

A king he was on carven throne
In many-pillared halls of stone
With golden roof and silver floor,
And runes of power upon the door.
The light of sun and star and moon
In shining lamps of crystal hewn
Undimmed by cloud or shade of night
There shown forever far and bright.

There hammer on the anvil smote,
There chisel clove, and graver wrote;
There forged was bladed and bound was hilt;
The delver mined the mason built.
There beryl, pearl, and opal pale
And metel wrought like fishes' mail,
Buckler and corslet, axe and sword,
And shining spears were laid in horde.

Unwearied then were Durin's folk;
Beneath the mountains music woke:
The harpers harped, the minstrels sang,
And at the gates the trumpets rang.

The world is grey, the mountains old,
The forge's fire is ashen-cold;
No harp is wrung, no hammer falls:
The darkness dwells in Durin's halls;
The shadow lies upon his tomb
In Moria, in Khazad-dϋm.
But still the sunken stars appear
In dark and windless Mirrormere;
There lies his crown in water deep,
Till Durin wakes again from sleep.

(Song of Durin's Awakening by JRR Tolkien)

EDIT: I've uploaded a better res foto of the map
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Achen089 Jun 27, 2013   Traditional Artist
Πολυ ωραιος ο χαρτης - οπως ειπε και καποιος αλλος δεν θα καταλαβαινα την διαφορα απο το original. Ειδικα η καλλιγραφια, καταπληκτικη δουλεια!
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:iconbloodjawkwah:
i wish we knew what the rest of that world looked like.
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StoryTellerF Jan 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
so true! that would be amazing
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rlkitterman Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is really cool!
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StoryTellerF Dec 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
thank you!
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StoryTellerF Sep 12, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
thanx a lot :)
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LoudSkies Mar 10, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
oh, the detail...
what reference did you use for this? :)
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StoryTellerF Mar 10, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
as main reference I've used Christopher Tolkien's map, for some extra details several maps close ups and some symbols from JRR Tolkien's maps :stupidme:
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tresblase Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy cartography Bat Man! This is amazing! :worship: I am in awe of your epicness my friend!

:peace: :heart: :)
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