The Atlas of the Land

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The Atlas of the Land
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Author Karen Wynn Fonstad
Illustrator Karen Wynn Fonstad
Country United States
Language English
Series The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant
Subject The Land
Genre Fantasy, Atlas
Publisher Del Rey Books
Publication date
Media type Print
Pages 204
ISBN 0-345-31433-6
OCLC 11915455
813/.54 19
LC Class PS3556.O47 A8 1985

The Atlas of the Land by Karen Wynn Fonstad provides a cartographer's point of view to the fictional world known as "the Land" from Stephen R. Donaldson's fantasy novel series The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant.

Throughout this book, Fonstad provides detailed cartography along with annotated descriptions for each map. Some of the larger scaled maps also plot out the travels of various characters and their companions throughout the novels. On some of these maps, Fonstad also goes so far as to detail camp sites, length of travel, moon phases, and even Sun Bane cycles.

A Notes section categorizes maps by location/topic, and an Index of Place Names is also included. The Selected References section details Donaldson's novels, personal interviews, and several non-fiction books (and the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh Department of Geography's cartographic equipment) used to create the tonal line drawn maps (Black, Gray, White, and Rust).

The book also includes detailed drawings of huts, buildings, trees, caves, and ships.