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An Early Barbara Remington Illustration

Attractive pictorial map of Central City, Colorado, drawn by Barbara Remington.

The map is oriented with west at the top, showing the town spreading out along Eureka and Main Streets. Includes a decorative cartouche, images of buildings, some of which are identified, with some historical notes.

The map is one of the earliest printed works credited to Barbara Remington, who would go on to fame illustrating for the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. (see biography below).

Barbara Remington Biography

Barbara Remington is an American artist and illustrator. She is probably best known for her cover-art for Ballantine Books' first paperback editions of J. R. R. Tolkien's novels The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings and for her Tolkien-related poster A Map of Middle-earth.

The popularity of the artwork led to a large edition of the poster as well as work for similar genre fiction such as The Worm Ouroboros by Eric Rücker Eddison. She has also illustrated a number of children's books.

Barbara Remington also illustrated “Scuttle The Stowaway Mouse”. Written by Jean and Nancy Soule. Copyright for story and illustrations 1969. This is a great example of Remingtons ability to understand and transform the characters into her own. Her imagination and eye for every small detail is impeccable.

Remington illustrated the book “Boat” in 1975. It’s a story told in art (no words).