On Tue, 23 Apr 2019 18:20:18 +0000 (UTC), Louis Epstein
Post by Louis Epstein Post by John W Kennedy Post by Fred Smith
The streaming giant confirms its series based on J.R.R. Tolkien's novels
...which both gives them extraordinary plot freedom and justifies using
the title ?The Lord of the Rings?.
They have circulated a map showing a small Numenor off the coast south of
Harad,when Tolkien told us it was west of Middle-Earth and closer to
Fonstad has it at about the same place vertically (opposite Umbar and
the cape to the south) -- the animated Amazon map can be made larger
and "Umbar" then becomes much easier to see -- but certainly much
further West -- just over half-way to Aman, if I am reading it right.
It's also at least twice as large, N-S (and so, as the basic shape is
reasonably correct, also E-W): while the southernmost tip Hyarnustar)
is opposite the cape mentioned above, the northernmost tip (North
Cape) is opposite the bay leading to the Havens of Umbar. So it is
also a bit too far south on the Amazon map -- but only a bit.
Fonstad has Tol Eressea barely on and mostly to the north of the
Girdle of Arda (apparently the Equator) -- and Numenor definitely to
the North of that.
All this, of course, depends on two things:
1. Fonstad gettng it right.
2. My interpreting the map (pp 38/39) correctly.
but I would say it confirms your suspicion.
"I begin to envy Petronius."
"I have envied him long since."