The Sense of Invented Place: Exploring the Seafaring Mysteries of Sam Llewellyn

by Mary Frisbee

In Ken Jennings' insightful new book Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks (Scribner, 2012) he discusses the inventors of lands non-existent on the globe, that reside fully-envisioned in the creators' minds. He is especially enthused about J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings, offering him as a prime example.