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The Shire and Surroundings - Composition



This infography represents the differents drafts of the Shire map and surroundings, drawn by J.R.R. Tolkien himself. 
The drafts are published in the book "The Art of The Lord of the Rings" (abbreviated AotLR), by Wayne G.Hammond & Christina Scull, HarperCollins (2015). 
Each colored frame represents the area covered by a draft of Tolkien, and the associated contents (rivers, roads, etc) are represented with the same color. 
The black frame represents the area covered by the final version of the Shire drawn by Christopher Tolkien for the first book of the Lord of the Rings (LotR I).

THis infography was the basis for the creation of 2 maps of the Shire and surroundings :
- A first version :…
- A second version :…
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