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Beleriand and Realms of The North by Sirielle Beleriand and Realms of The North by Sirielle
Map rendering by Sirielle, with Thangorodrim, compass rose and tengwar frame by Ominously. Published on-line with Ominously's permission. 

Based on on maps by J.R.R. Tolkien in HoME, Christopher Tolkien in The Silmarillion &  Karen Wynn Fonstad in The Atlas of Middle-earth,  and invaluable tips from Ominously, without whom the map would be incomplete :thanks:

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My other works related to Beleriand:
- map of The Realms of the Noldor and the Sindar Beleriand - Realms
Let the havens burn by Sirielle On the way to Thangorodrim by Sirielle Gondolin in blue (more images in description) by Sirielle

[Updated 27.08.2015].

Regarding the source map by JRRT - not HoME XII, but XIpages 182-185. Thanks to Demosthenes at TheOneRing.net to pointing out it's not XII:
www.theonering.net/torwp/2014/…
 Thank you for the feature, too!

Forward it at Tumblr Icon sirielle.tumblr.com/post/66807…

Note on the buildings - they are more symbols of cities and fortresses, showing their different characters than literal renderings of the actual buildings.

Polska wersja mapyBeleriand i Krainy ... (PL)

Art by Ominously
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:iconamrasfelagund:
AmrasFelagund Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I'm listening to The Silmarillion on tape (the Martin Shaw reading), and this really helps with grasping the geography of Western Middle-earth!
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Taelsa Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, this is really detailed! I love it :D
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Sirielle Featured By Owner May 24, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you :thanks:
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Alguber Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018
Beautiful map Sirielle.
Congratulations on your work.
The only explanation to not be added in futures editions of The Silmarilion is the dark influence of Morgoth Bauglir uppon the souls of the publishers!
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Edited Feb 15, 2018   Digital Artist
Oh Morgoth, you evil spin-doctor! ;) Thank you very much :thanks:
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DGraymanFanatic Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2017
Love Love Love Love this is so awesome! I finally get a detailed, beautiful map of the kingdoms! It really helps me picture the silmarlion better!  
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad to hear it :thanks:
I just posted a map of Gondolin if you are interested :)
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DGraymanFanatic Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2017
YES! I love Gondolin! 
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JDGr Featured By Owner Edited May 20, 2017   Traditional Artist
oh, finally a complete map around this area so I don't get utterly lost as usual! probably the most detailed I'be seen. great job and thanks for the high resolution download, this will be really useful!
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017   Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it :thanks: It is probably the most detailed one ;) though who knows maybe someone else has made another map since I have finished mine.
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you very much :thanks: This is Quenta Silmarillion, the I Age, so - no Hobbits, no Shire. Shire will appear in later ages in the lands behind Ered Luin, while most of the land to the west will get torn and sink during the War of Wrath.
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Callian31 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016
Holy- this is sooooo epic! This should be in like, a 75th/100th Anniversary Edition of LotR. Whichever comes first.
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you very much :thanks: Though it is Quenta Silmarillion related map, so the best in "the Silmarillion" ;)
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Callian31 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
Ok, fair enough. You'd think the lack of any visible Mordor would tip me off...
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Hoch-Spannung Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016
Great work! A good map is a pleasure to explore.
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you :thanks:
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:iconzervinho:
Zervinho Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The best fantasy map I've ever seen
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you :thanks:
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Smaug678 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016
A very nice map of Beleriand. :-)
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you :thanks:
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JurassicPark89 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016
Best Beleriand map yet! Very good work, especially with that compass rose and the special feature columns flanking.
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you! :thanks: The compass rose has been done by Ominously :thumbsup:
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siyzar Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016
Hello Karolina! My last Silmarillion's trip was with yout map and it help me a LOT!  A-M-A-Z-I-N-G   J-O-B!  My friend and I just started a YouTube channel about Tolkien and I will talk about your map too! But it is in portuguese... well, I'm so GLAD for your map and the beaty of the work... THANK YOU!
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you :thanks: I'm glad my map helps people to find places while reading the Silmarillion :)
Let me know when you make the clip. I don't speak Portuguese, but I'll gladly take a look at it.
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siyzar Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016
Hello Sirielle! Sorry about my delay... I dont used to look my profile on devianart, but I will start to look everyday now. Our YouTube channel is very young... just 3 months but we already have almost 1700 subscribes. We work hard to bring Tolkien's mystery for the people. The video is here! I left a message to you in the subtitle =) and I ask to the watchers to look you portfolio as well. Thank you a lot for the support and for the GORGEOUS map of Beleriand... I just love, love, love, love it! Kiss!
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you! Pity I don't understand, this must be very informative :thumbsup: And we just recently discussed on Polish forums what way the sunken lands look like compared to the II/III Age maps and which of the fan-maps on-line is closest in proportions, so I was looking at the same maps you discussed.
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siyzar Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016
What a shame on me... You replied so many days ago! SORRY!!! I just tell my audience (LOL "audience") that "your map is not just the most incredible map of Beleriand, but the most beautifull map of Tolkien's Legendarium for me; I Just loved the closes on the sides showing the Elven Kingdows, and this type of miniature castles help us to understand better the journey fo great characters like Tuor (my favorite one)" I also ask them to follow your profile and enjoy your gorgeous work! Thank you for all! Kiss!
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Toraach Featured By Owner Edited Sep 13, 2015
Świetna mapa. Najbardziej podobają mi się na bocznych panelach powiększone obrazki z tych miejsc.
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016   Digital Artist
Dziękuję :thanks: To są te same symboliczne przedstawienia, co na pomniejszonej mapie.
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omnivore7 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
Beautifully executed.
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you :thanks:
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omnivore7 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
Most welcome.
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alotofalots Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
This is such a beautiful rendering of the map! :)
I'm curious though - how did the A3 print turn out? Do you have a higher resolution image for that large a print?
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you! :thanks: I drew this in B3, so it can be printed larger than A3, only the paper I wanted didn't come in larger size, also prints up to A3 are probably more detailed than large format. At least that's what I think basing on printing descriptions, haven't tested large format print, yet (in general, not only the map).
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alotofalots Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
Oh no, I was only going by the pixel size of the image, no real life experience printing maps (I probably should try though). Large format prints usually look good at 200+ pixels per inch for photos and stuff but you can get away with less for A3. Do maps still look good at smaller print resolutions?
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014   Digital Artist
I never post original resolution with printable images, so you cannot judge it by the map available on-line, though the image here is larger than most of my images at dA. Initially it was made to look good in B5 - my friend needed it in such format. Finally he has printed it in A4, since I added a lot more details than he needed. And it looks great, every name is readable, though some of the smallest details are gone - like details of the doors in Nargothrond, patterns on the dwarven doors or the smallest waterfalls. Well, try to print the web image (download larger size than preview using the button on the right) and see what comes out. It should be decent even from this file, though I don't expect it to be as sharp as from the original resolution. On a print larger than A3 names/letters might be too large, but that's a question of taste and how far you want to be to read all the names.
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peet Featured By Owner Edited Aug 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah Sirielle, this is so beautiful. For me, this is now the definitive map of Beleriand, and whenever I paint tales that took place there this will be the reference I turn to in order to get a sense of 'perspective'. I mean that seriously! :+fav: - of course ....
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you! :thanks: I'm glad you find it that helpful :) I'll have it at Oxonmoot in September as it is (are you planing to come to Oxonmoot perhaps?), but in the future I hope to make some additional maps and add more details to this one. Not sure when, though, it make take some years as it did before I decided to draw this one.
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peet Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi there - so sorry for the late reply! As you can tell I didn't make it to Oxonmoot - I've never been in fact. Perhaps next year! I read that it was an especially long celebration for 2014; I hope you had a great time, and I'm glad this work was showcased there. It's very well deserved, and to me, the best map of Beleriand I've seen. In fact, I'd love it if you could use this style template for other M-e maps - obviously the most well known Third Age one, but also perhaps Numenor, Valinor and/or M-e in its various stages throughout history (I really like, for example, those maps which show Beleriand connected to the TA map and so give you a sense of scale - I think you'd make that work really well). Anyway, it's up to you of course! As you say, this one took some years to decide upon ;).
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017   Digital Artist
Or maybe the element that is off on the map with Aman is too short space e after the sunken Beleriand, no idea, but the map is beautiful and it was somewhere on-line in higher resolution.
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017   Digital Artist
The link to Behance is better, there are more shots of details :thumbsup:
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017   Digital Artist
What does late reply mean, if I just found out I didn't reply your comment over 2 years later? ;) Anyway - I hope to make some more maps, though probably not the ones who has been made already. Have you seen maps by Tomasz Kowal "Saso"? If not, you need to see them www.tomaszkowal.pl/index.php?o… (or at Behance www.behance.net/dasas ) Especially the Hobbit and LotR maps are great, the one with II Age lands is fantastic in look, but proportions between Aman and the mortal realms are off - Aman is too large or the other part too small, at least compared with the Atlas of ME. Anyway I love the style in which he drew his maps, they are works of art :heart: 
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alternatecoppa Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
Simply amazing!
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you! :thanks:
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maglor20 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
This is incredible! :D
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you! :thanks:
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HobbitFan14 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!excited happy 
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you! :thanks:
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