Vermont Softworks:

blog entry

Paper given

… at the 15th annual Tolkien in Vermont conference at UVM:

Final slide from paper, showing a reconstruction of the Mordor section of JRRT’s third map for the Lord of the Rings

Mapping Mordor: Normalizing Tolkien’s maps as the first step in examining his worldbuilding method of construction-by-revision; or, Yet further confirmation (as if we needed it) that Tolkien had no master plan, did not first make a map and make the narrative agree,” and, in fact, never did produce a map that exactly portrays what’s described in The Lord of the Rings