What are some of the most famous uses of maps?

Feb 26 2012

http://morrowdim.tripod.com/maps.html


Map of Middle Earth
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle-earth

This map probably modeled on the West coast of Britain was where the Lord of the Rings saga took place. That Saga took place in a world already invented in the Silmarillion. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Silmarillion). Tolkein was however not just an explorer of space but also time, as he was experimenting with Dunne’s ideas of multi-dimensional time, and each character has a slightly different understanding of time in Lord of the Rings.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._W._Dunne

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_Experiment_with_Time

For more on that see

Time in the Stone of Suleiman
by Verlyn Flieger

The rhetoric of vision: essays on Charles Williams
By Charles Adolph Huttar, Peter J. Schakel p.75
http://books.google.com/books?id=3NBWBoT5mI8C&lpg=PA75&dq=%22ts%20eliot%22%20%22an%20experiment%20with%20time%22&pg=PA75#v=onepage&q=%22ts%20eliot%22%20%22an%20experiment%20with%20time%22&f=false

So Lord of the Rings is also a map of time.
http://xkcd.com/

See also . . .

http://www.quora.com/What-are-some-of-the-most-famous-uses-of-maps

http://bit.ly/zoRE0v
http://www.quora.com/What-are-some-of-the-most-famous-uses-of-maps

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