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Tolkien's annotated map of Middle-earth discovered inside copy of Lord of the Rings

Map goes on sale in Oxford for £60,000 after being found inside novel belonging to illustrator Pauline Baynes

A recently discovered map of Middle-earth annotated by JRR Tolkien reveals The Lord of the Rings author’s observation that Hobbiton is on the same latitude as Oxford, and implies that the Italian city of Ravenna could be the inspiration behind the fictional city of Minas Tirith.

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