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Sep 9 2012, 7:07pm

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accurate see [In reply to] Can't Post

I've heard tell that lots of folks think it's not as accurate as it should be, but I haven't heard it explained why.

Rather than 'as accurate as it should be' for myself I would rather say that I've found (so far) a relatively small number of things I disagree with, or perhaps, things that are open to interpretation at least.

I could explain them I guess, but the bottom line would still be that I think the book is highly recommended in any case. Of course most people, I would guess, are probably not likely to go through the Atlas and cross check everything with the books or existing draft maps, but for example that I stumbled over, I can't agree with KWF's inclusion of an Elf named Ingil building a tower in Eressea.

To me that's conflating an early idea with later ideas -- or perhaps it's better described as: including an early idea that had arguably been abandoned by JRRT -- but as I say even if my argument is solid enough about that, it's a rather small detail compared to very many things that I probably do agree with, or could find no fault with. I also don't necessarily agree with the depiction of the Western mountains of Hithlum, for another example...

... but I can't prove that I am 'correct' while KWF is wrong, even if I were to try and explain why I disagree with it.

Subject User Time
The Atlas Of Middle-Earth Barrow-Wight Send a private message to Barrow-Wight Sep 9 2012, 3:09am
    It's wonderful. sevilodorf Send a private message to sevilodorf Sep 9 2012, 3:48am
    Seconded mandel Send a private message to mandel Sep 9 2012, 7:10am
        Maybe lots of folks think it's not as accurate as it should be Asger Send a private message to Asger Sep 9 2012, 10:06am
        It's accurate enough for me - geordie Send a private message to geordie Sep 9 2012, 3:24pm
            That's a good endorsement, imo alienorchid Send a private message to alienorchid Sep 20 2012, 9:51am
                Kind of you to say so ! geordie Send a private message to geordie Sep 20 2012, 9:14pm
        accurate see Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Sep 9 2012, 7:07pm
            KWF and Hithlum's mountains Noel Q. von Schneiffel Send a private message to Noel Q. von Schneiffel Sep 10 2012, 6:52am
                Into Hithlum Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Sep 10 2012, 12:12pm
    It's a good thing to be a map lover in this fandom... Faenoriel Send a private message to Faenoriel Sep 9 2012, 11:23am
        stamp of approval Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Sep 9 2012, 2:28pm
    Great Book! iandea14 Send a private message to iandea14 Sep 11 2012, 5:13pm
    The Atlas Of Middle-earth Sam20 Send a private message to Sam20 Sep 11 2012, 6:32pm


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