‘The Hobbit’ Remapped

Map of 'The Hobbit' from the Russian edition I don’t often post links to (or via) Strange Maps — not because I have anything against Frank, but because I assume that you’re already reading it. But I’m making an exception in this case for Frank’s post about the map from the Russian translation of The Hobbit, because it’s utterly unlike any other fantasy map I’ve ever seen (most of them have a certain sameness that is not improved by repetition), and certainly different from the maps made when J. R. R. Tolkien’s novel was first published. I’m making a note of that, here. Here’s a collection of maps from other foreign-language editions of The Hobbit.