The Death of Narnia and Middle-Earth

Pauline Baynes, the first and most iconic illustrator of both Middle-Earth and Narnia has died aged 86.

fellowship_map-1Though many people have illustrated Middle Earth, especially since the Peter Jackson films, she was Tolkien’s first choice and created the classic poster map. . Her illustrations for the Narnia books are as much to define them as Tenniel’s Alice in Wonderland.

See: PAULINE BAYNES: QUEEN OF NARNIA AND MIDDLE-EARTH for an in-depth review of all her career.