Thorin's Map is an exquisite piece of art from the 3Foot7 Art Department.
Hand-made by calligrapher and artist Daniel Reeve, who made the original prop used in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, this is an absolutely authentic replica.
Daniel has scanned his original map and digitally printed it on high-quality watercolor paper as used in the films. Says Daniel: "The map is made on 190gsm Rough S&W watercolor paper. A lovely surface for painting, with a nicely random tooth. Care must be taken when doing calligraphy on this surface, as the texture can easily catch the nib, or guide it in unintended directions!"
Daniel then commences the process of 'breaking down' the map. Breaking down is the art of giving the prop believability. Adding a history to it and making it look real. Daniel painstakingly applies every crease and every wrinkle by hand, 'distressing' the paper to achieve an authentic looking prop replica.
The reverse of the map is colored black, except for the outlines of the famous Moon Runes that play a part in the story. This allows you to see the runes when the map is held up against the light or framed with back lighting.
Each individual map is the work of one man and totally unique.
Daniel Reeve's craft is indeed a rare one and this is a prop replica the likes of which are few and far between.
Available in strictly limited supply and always subject to the artist's availability, Thorin's Map will be shipped direct from Weta Workshop in New Zealand and includes a printed Certificate of Authenticity signed by hand by Daniel Reeve. It ships folded in a vinyl bag in a plain cardboard box for protection. Dimensions: 16.33" x 12.59" x 0.33" (W x H x D)