The Walters Art Museum Jessica Weglein, Public Relations & Promotions Coordinator for The Walters Art Museum, writes: might be interested in the maps show that recently opened at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, which features maps made by Tolkien. Three original J.R.R. Tolkien maps created for The Hobbit and The Return of the King will be on view at the Walters Art Museum from March 16–June 8th! The special exhibition Maps: Finding Our Place in the World will feature such Tolkien maps as Thror’s Map, from The Hobbit, and Topographical View of Minas Tirith, from The Return of the King. Don’t miss the chance to see these original maps, drawn by the hand of J.R.R. Tolkien himself!

Maps: Finding Our Place in the World features over 100 of the world’s greatest maps, globes and artifacts, including maps by Leonardo da Vinci, Benjamin Franklin and Abraham Lincoln, among others. For more information, visit

This exhibition is part of Baltimore’s Festival of Maps, a citywide celebration organized by the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance. From March through June 2008, more than 30 local arts and culture organizations will offer map-related exhibitions, performances, workshops, walking and driving tours, seminars and lectures, and family programming. To learn more, visit