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Beleriand and Realms of The North by Sirielle Beleriand and Realms of The North by Sirielle
Map rendering by Sirielle, with Thangorodrim, compass rose and tengwar frame by Ominously. Published on-line with Ominously's permission. 

Based on on maps by J.R.R. Tolkien in HoME, Christopher Tolkien in The Silmarillion &  Karen Wynn Fonstad in The Atlas of Middle-earth,  and invaluable tips from Ominously, without whom the map would be incomplete :thanks:

[Updated 27.08.2015].

Regarding the source map by JRRT - not HoME XII, but XIpages 182-185. Thanks to Demosthenes at TheOneRing.net to pointing out it's not XII:
www.theonering.net/torwp/2014/…
 Thank you for the feature, too!

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Note on the buildings - they are more symbols of cities and fortresses, showing their different characters than literal renderings of the actual buildings.


Tumblr by Th3EmOo sirielle.tumblr.com/post/66807…


Map of The Realms of the Noldor and the Sindar Beleriand - Realms by Sirielle

Polska wersja mapyBeleriand i Krainy ... (PL) by Sirielle

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:iconomnivore7:
omnivore7 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
Beautifully executed.
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you :thanks:
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omnivore7 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
Most welcome.
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alotofalots Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
This is such a beautiful rendering of the map! :)
I'm curious though - how did the A3 print turn out? Do you have a higher resolution image for that large a print?
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you! :thanks: I drew this in B3, so it can be printed larger than A3, only the paper I wanted didn't come in larger size, also prints up to A3 are probably more detailed than large format. At least that's what I think basing on printing descriptions, haven't tested large format print, yet (in general, not only the map).
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alotofalots Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
Oh no, I was only going by the pixel size of the image, no real life experience printing maps (I probably should try though). Large format prints usually look good at 200+ pixels per inch for photos and stuff but you can get away with less for A3. Do maps still look good at smaller print resolutions?
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014   Digital Artist
I never post original resolution with printable images, so you cannot judge it by the map available on-line, though the image here is larger than most of my images at dA. Initially it was made to look good in B5 - my friend needed it in such format. Finally he has printed it in A4, since I added a lot more details than he needed. And it looks great, every name is readable, though some of the smallest details are gone - like details of the doors in Nargothrond, patterns on the dwarven doors or the smallest waterfalls. Well, try to print the web image (download larger size than preview using the button on the right) and see what comes out. It should be decent even from this file, though I don't expect it to be as sharp as from the original resolution. On a print larger than A3 names/letters might be too large, but that's a question of taste and how far you want to be to read all the names.
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peet Featured By Owner Edited Aug 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah Sirielle, this is so beautiful. For me, this is now the definitive map of Beleriand, and whenever I paint tales that took place there this will be the reference I turn to in order to get a sense of 'perspective'. I mean that seriously! :+fav: - of course ....
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you! :thanks: I'm glad you find it that helpful :) I'll have it at Oxonmoot in September as it is (are you planing to come to Oxonmoot perhaps?), but in the future I hope to make some additional maps and add more details to this one. Not sure when, though, it make take some years as it did before I decided to draw this one.
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peet Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi there - so sorry for the late reply! As you can tell I didn't make it to Oxonmoot - I've never been in fact. Perhaps next year! I read that it was an especially long celebration for 2014; I hope you had a great time, and I'm glad this work was showcased there. It's very well deserved, and to me, the best map of Beleriand I've seen. In fact, I'd love it if you could use this style template for other M-e maps - obviously the most well known Third Age one, but also perhaps Numenor, Valinor and/or M-e in its various stages throughout history (I really like, for example, those maps which show Beleriand connected to the TA map and so give you a sense of scale - I think you'd make that work really well). Anyway, it's up to you of course! As you say, this one took some years to decide upon ;).
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alternatecoppa Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
Simply amazing!
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you! :thanks:
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maglor20 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
This is incredible! :D
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:iconsirielle:
Sirielle Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you! :thanks:
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HobbitFan14 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!excited happy 
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:iconsirielle:
Sirielle Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you! :thanks:
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HobbitFan14 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No prob!Sherlock Wink 
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DuachaisSeneschais Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Fantastic work! I'm in love with it!
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:iconsirielle:
Sirielle Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you! :thanks:
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:iconrearda:
Rearda Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brings out the detail of Beleriand with superb clarity. I love it!
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:iconsirielle:
Sirielle Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :thanks:
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giegiusas Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Would love to see how it would look irl :D
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014   Digital Artist
In print? Come to Oxonmoot this year, I'll bring a print of it (A3 or larger, depends what I can make till September). If as in real = real land, would love to see it, too :)
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GinnyFan765 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful! It's always nice to see art from the days of Beleriand.
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :thanks:
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jigsawkill Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Cool!
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:iconsirielle:
Sirielle Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks! :thanks:
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:iconjigsawkill:
jigsawkill Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
Just GRAND!
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Rubengda Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Professional Photographer
Great job!
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:iconsirielle:
Sirielle Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you! :thanks:
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:iconk0ira:
K0IRA Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Wow this is amazing! 
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:iconsirielle:
Sirielle Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you! :thanks:
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natenkiwi Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Absolutely marvellous!!
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:iconsirielle:
Sirielle Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :thanks:
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DevinP1980 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing map!
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:iconsirielle:
Sirielle Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you :thanks:
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Tomoe-Tenryu Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student Artist
This is beautiful O': !!♥!
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you :thanks:
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
 Now this is a wonderful rendition of Middle-Earth during the Siege of Angband; I would love to see something of the residents in this map, but must admit that would probably make it a little cluttered!:) (Smile) 
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Sirielle Featured By Owner May 11, 2014   Digital Artist
And a more serious test: Beleriand map - Noldor entering Lammoth by Sirielle This might be done one day.
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
 Now this promises to be a very elegant and excellent map indeed!Nod 
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Sirielle Featured By Owner May 11, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you! I was thinking on adding some figures to the map - riders on horses etc. The first funny test involves a few sta.sh/01k6yp0hkd0m ;) It will not happen soon, but I'll get back to it one day - got to make my version of Angband, add/change some details and perhaps add residents then, too.
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
  Well then since your map is already excellent I suspect that any improvements will make it downright iconic!:) (Smile) 
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vanmorrisman Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Crikey, this is incredible and must have taken you an age to do?! Fantastic draftsmanship, vision and  dedication :)
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you! Indeed it took long time, especially that I had to redraw some areas once and twice.
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vanmorrisman Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It really is an amazing piece, well done :)
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macaron9 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
AMAZING! This...!!
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you :thanks:
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Undevicesimus Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013   Artist
Awesome work! :omfg:

Angband ftw :la: Noldor never had a chance if it weren't for the Valar in the end :XD:
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you :thanks: Indeed, they never had a chance, even without the curse of Mandos they would never win with Morgoth.
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