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Tolkien Art Index

225 TAI reproductions in The Art of the Lord of the Rings

This is a listing of all works in the Tolkien Art Index reproduced in The Art of the Lord of the Rings, presented in the same order. Insofar as TAI at this time indexes only artwork that is not demonstrably un-related to Middle-earth (see Purpose & Scope), this may not represent a complete listing of Tolkien’s art in The Art of the Lord of the Rings. Note that, as a side effect of presenting items in the order in which they’re reproduced in a book, items represented more than once within a book will be duplicated in this listing.

TAI #353The White Tree and stars
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 39v
objects tableaux
plants · flowers · grasses stars trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR front coverwith black background
2015Art of LR 228183
TAI #269Dust-jacket design for Return of the King

On verso: body color trials, signature “JRRTolkien”, eye motif

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 30r
diagrams · designs tableaux
black ink gold paint green body color red body color white body color
mountains · hills stars trees · forests
Sauron
Ered Nimrais (White Mountains)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend 61171monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 183182cast as dark green
2015Art of LR dust jacket front
2015Art of LR 230184
2018Maker of Middle-earth [374]item 169
2018Tolkien Treasures 108
2018Tolkien Treasures [109]enlarged detail
TAI #354Dust-jacket design for The Fellowship of the Ring
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 24r
diagrams · designs
black ink colored pencil gold paint pencil red ink
eyes rings · jewels · gold Tengwar
Sauron
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend [2]monochrome
2015Art of LR [16]ring and eye device only
2015Art of LR 214170
2018Maker of Middle-earth [367]item 167
2018Tolkien Treasures 106
TAI #15The Hill: Hobbiton-across-the-Water
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 26r
The Hill
perspectives
black ink watercolor white body color
architecture bridges · fords buildings clouds · mists · snow plants · flowers · grasses rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
Bag End Bagshot Row The Hill The Shire The Water
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1937The Hobbit A·3·bdust jacketpartially obscured; inscription banner omitted
1938The Hobbit A·3·b5, facing
1972’73 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·5February
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6February
1973’74 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·7February
1975’76 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·10April
1977’78 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·13April
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[13]1, right
1987’88 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·27December
1987’88 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·26December
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd3monochrome; as part of first American dust jacket
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd39monochrome
1991Hobbit Birthday Book E·ii·285May
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-06-29
1995Art. & Ill. 10698
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 first plate, top
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 18monochrome; as part of first American dust jacket
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 63monochrome
2011Art of Hobbit [6]as frontispiece of second printing of The Hobbit
2011Art of Hobbit 3311
2015Art of LR 182
2015Tolkien Estate web site Website Illustrations gallery2nd item
2018Maker of Middle-earth [79]enlarged detail
2018Maker of Middle-earth [297]item 136
2018Maker of Middle-earth [323]107partially obscured; lacking title inscription
2018Tolkien Treasures 86
2018Tolkien Treasures [87]enlarged detail showing Bag End and Bagshot Row.
TAI #144Earliest map of the Shire
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 104r
maps
black ink blue ink pencil red ink
bridges · fords mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
Baranduin (Brandywine) The Barrow Downs Bywater The East-West Road The Hill Hobbiton The Old Forest The Shire The Water The Withywindle Woodhall Woody End
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1988HM6: Shadow iiiplate
2015Art of LR 2611
2015Tolkien Estate web site Maps gallery1st item (“The Shire”)
2018Maker of Middle-earth 390–[91]item 176
2018Tolkien Treasures 122
2018Tolkien Treasures [123]enlarged detail
TAI #355Map of part of the Shire
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 5v
maps
black ink colored pencil pencil
bridges · fords mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
Baranduin (Brandywine) The East-West Road Hills of Evendim Lake Evendim The Shire
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 3012
TAI #356Map of the Westmarch
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 5
diagrams · designs maps
mountains · hills
The Shire Tower Hills
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 3113
TAI #357Map of the Shire
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 6
maps
black ink blue ink colored pencil pencil red ink
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
The East-West Road The Shire
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 3214
TAI #358Map of the Shire
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fols. 3–4
maps
blue ink colored pencil pencil pink ink
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
Baranduin (Brandywine) The Barrow Downs The East-West Road The Old Forest The Shire The Withywindle
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 3315
2015Art of LR 3416detail
TAI #358Map of the Shire
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fols. 3–4
maps
blue ink colored pencil pencil pink ink
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
Baranduin (Brandywine) The Barrow Downs The East-West Road The Old Forest The Shire The Withywindle
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 3315
2015Art of LR 3416detail
TAI #359Map of the Shire
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 7
maps
black ink blue ink colored pencil pencil red ink
bridges · fords mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
Baranduin (Brandywine) The Barrow Downs Bree The East-West Road The Hill Hobbiton The Old Forest The Shire The Water The Withywindle
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 3517
TAI #360Map of the Shire
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 2
maps
colored pencil pencil
Baranduin (Brandywine) Bywater The East-West Road The Hill The Shire The Water Woody End
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 3618
TAI #361Map of the Brandywine and Withywindle
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 12v
diagrams · designs maps
black ink
rivers · lakes · seas
Baranduin (Brandywine) The Shire The Withywindle
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 3920
TAI #251Buckland Ferry

a.k.a. “Brandywine Ferry,“ per ArtLR.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 13r
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
architecture buildings fire mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths ships · boats tools · instruments trees · forests
Baranduin (Brandywine) Buckland The Shire
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 154146
2015Art of LR 4121
TAI #362Brandy Hall
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 13v
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
architecture buildings trees · forests
Buckland
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 4122
TAI #24“Old Man Willow”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 71r
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
clouds · mists · snow plants · flowers · grasses rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
The Old Forest The Withywindle
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1972’73 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·5August
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6August
1973’74 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·7August
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12JanuaryDrawings by J.R.R. Tolkien states this is an “enlarged detail.” Hammond & Anderson does not. Could someone check this?
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[53]21
1995Art. & Ill. 155147
2015Art of LR 4223
2015Tolkien Estate web site Trees gallery4th item
2018Maker of Middle-earth [334–35]item 151
2018Tolkien Treasures [111]
TAI #363Earliest sketch of Bree
Marquette MS. Tolkien 1/1/22/11b
diagrams · designs maps
mountains · hills roads · paths
The Barrow Downs Bree The East-West Road
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 4424
TAI #147Plan of Bree
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 2v
maps
black ink pencil
buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Bree The East-West Road The Greenway
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1988HM6: Shadow 335monochrome
2015Art of LR 4525
TAI #364The East Road, east of Bree
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 9
diagrams · designs maps
pencil
roads · paths
Bree The East-West Road
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 4928
TAI #365The East Road, east of Bree
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 9v
maps
roads · paths
The East-West Road
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 4929
TAI #366Map of roads and rivers between Weathertop and the Ford of Bruinen ISee also TAI #146
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 11
diagrams · designs maps
blue ink pencil
bridges · fords mountains · hills roads · paths
Bruinen (Loudwater) The East-West Road The Greenway Mitheithel (Hoarwell) Rhudaur The Trollshaws Weathertop
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 5030, top
TAI #146Map of roads and rivers between Weathertop and the Ford of Bruinen IISee also TAI #366
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2
maps
colored pencil pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
Bruinen (Loudwater) The East-West Road Mitheithel (Hoarwell) Rhudaur The Trollshaws Weathertop
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1988HM6: Shadow 201belowredrawn by CT
2015Art of LR 5030, bottom
TAI #145map of the East Road and river crossings near Rivendell
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 10
maps
bridges · fords mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
Bruinen (Loudwater) The East-West Road Ettenmoors Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Mitheithel (Hoarwell) Mount Gundabad Rhudaur Rivendell (Imladris)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1988HM6: Shadow 201aboveredrawn by CT
2015Art of LR 5331
TAI #367Map of the route taken by the Black Riders
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 8
maps
colored pencil pencil red ink
bridges · fords mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
Baranduin (Brandywine) Bree Bruinen (Loudwater) The East-West Road The Greenway The Greenway Isengard Mitheithel (Hoarwell) Rohan The Shire Weathertop
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 5432
TAI #368Rivendell (aerial view)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 15r
perspectives
bridges · fords buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Rhudaur Rivendell (Imladris)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 5633
2015Art of LR 180142, lower left
TAI #16Rivendell
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 27r
Rivendell
friezes perspectives
black ink pencil watercolor
architecture bridges · fords buildings clouds · mists · snow mountains · hills plants · flowers · grasses rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Rhudaur Rivendell (Imladris)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1938The Hobbit A·3·b58, facing
1972’73 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·5March
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6June
1973’74 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·7March
1975’76 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·10May
1977’78 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·13May
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[23]6
1987’88 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·27January
1987’88 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·26January
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd57monochrome
1991Hobbit Birthday Book E·ii·288August
1991’92 Diary E·ii·29front cover
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-06-01
1995Art. & Ill. 117108
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 first plate, bottom
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 89monochrome
2011Art of Hobbit 4823
2015Art of LR 5734
2015Tolkien Estate web site Landscapes gallery10th item
2018Maker of Middle-earth [303]item 138
2018Tolkien Treasures 90
2018Tolkien Treasures [91]detail showing Elrond’s house and the approach and bridge
TAI #148Map of the Misty Mountains and lands to the south and east
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 12
maps
black ink pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
Anduin Bree Bruinen (Loudwater) Dimril Dale Eregion (Hollin) Fangorn Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Mitheithel (Hoarwell) Moria Rhovanion (Wilderland) Rivendell (Imladris)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1988HM6: Shadow 439monochrome
2015Art of LR 5835
TAI #369Contour sketch of the Misty Mountains around Mirrormere
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 10r
diagrams · designs maps
colored pencil pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Dimril Dale Eregion (Hollin) Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 6036, top left
TAI #370Contour sketch of the Misty Mountains near Mirrormere
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 10r
diagrams · designs maps
pencil
mountains · hills
Dimril Dale Eregion (Hollin) Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 6036, top right
TAI #371Contour sketch of the Misty Mountains near Mirrormere
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 10r
diagrams · designs maps
pencil
mountains · hills
Dimril Dale Eregion (Hollin) Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 6036, upper right
TAI #372Contour sketch of the Misty Mountains near Mirrormere
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 10r
diagrams · designs maps
pencil
mountains · hills
Dimril Dale Eregion (Hollin) Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 6036, near upper right
TAI #373Contour sketch of the Misty Mountains near Mirrormere
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 10r
diagrams · designs maps
pencil
mountains · hills
Dimril Dale Eregion (Hollin) Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 6036, near center right
TAI #374Contour sketch of the Misty Mountains near Mirrormere
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 10r
diagrams · designs maps
pencil
mountains · hills
Dimril Dale Eregion (Hollin) Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 6036, center right
TAI #375Contour map of the Misty Mountains near Mirrormere
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 10r
maps perspectives
black ink colored pencil pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Dimril Dale Eregion (Hollin) Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 6036, lower half
TAI #255Dimrill Dale and Mountains of Moria
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol 11r
diagrams · designs perspectives
colored pencil pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Caradhras (Barazinbar; Redhorn) Celebdil (Zirakzigil; Silvertine) Dimril Dale Fanuidhol (Bundushathûr; Cloudyhead) Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 163158monochrome
2015Art of LR 6137
TAI #376Moria West Gate

recto is TAI #25.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 72v (also MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 15v)
perspectives
pencil
architecture mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Eregion (Hollin) Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 6338
TAI #25‘Moria Gate’

As is well known by now, fragments MS. Tolkien Drawings 72r and MS Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 15r, are actually one drawing. verso is TAI #376.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 72r (also MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 15r)
Durin’s doors
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
architecture mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Eregion (Hollin) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1972’73 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·5Septemberlower portion
1972’73 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·5Octoberupper portion
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6Novemberupper portion
1973’74 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·7Septemberlower portion
1973’74 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·7Octoberupper portion
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12Marchupper portion
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[55]22, rightupper portion
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2a, E·i·2b[59]24lower portion
1992Life & Legend 69151upper portion
1992Pictures 2 E·i·2c[57]23lower portion; (items 23 and 24 were switched for this edition to make Moria items adjacent)
1995Art. & Ill. 157148upper portion
1995Art. & Ill. 157149lower portion
2015Art of LR 6439
2018Maker of Middle-earth [344–45]item 155lower portion
2018Maker of Middle-earth [347]item 156upper portion
2018Tolkien Treasures 112lower portion
2018Tolkien Treasures [113]upper portion
TAI #150The West Gate of Moria: earliest drawing of the inscription and signsSee also TAI #151
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/3/10
Durin’s doors
diagrams · designs
black ink pencil
crowns · hats · helms moon stars Tengwar tools · instruments trees · forests
Eregion (Hollin) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1989HM7: Treason 182monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 158150monochrome
2004Invented Worlds 13
2015Art of LR 6741
2018Maker of Middle-earth [342]111
TAI #151tree by Doors of DurinSee also TAI #150
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/3/10/11b
Durin’s doors
diagrams · designs
pencil
moon trees · forests
Eregion (Hollin) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1989HM7: Treason 182upper rightmonochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 158150, upper rightmonochrome
2004Invented Worlds 13
2015Art of LR 6741, upper right
2018Maker of Middle-earth [342]111, upper right
TAI #122Doors of Durin, later manuscript
Marquette 3/4/15/1a
Durin’s doors
diagrams · designs
blue ink pencil
crowns · hats · helms moon stars Tengwar tools · instruments trees · forests
Eregion (Hollin) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1984Manuscripts E·i·3front cover
1995Art. & Ill. 158151monochrome
2015Art of LR 6742
TAI #252Doors of Durin, revised drawing
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 36r
Durin’s doors
diagrams · designs
blue ink pencil
crowns · hats · helms moon stars Tengwar tools · instruments trees · forests
Eregion (Hollin) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 158152monochrome
2015Art of LR 6743
2015Art of LR back coverwithout inscription; rendered as white on black
2018Maker of Middle-earth [340]item 153
2018Tolkien Treasures 114
TAI #253Doors of Durin, art for the printer
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 34r
Durin’s doors
diagrams · designs
black ink pencil
crowns · hats · helms stars Tengwar tools · instruments trees · forests
Eregion (Hollin) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 158153monochrome
2015Art of LR 6744
TAI #377Trial for Doors of Durin decorations
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 34v
Durin’s doors
diagrams · designs tableaux
black ink
trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 6945, far left
TAI #378Trial for Doors of Durin decorations
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 34v
Durin’s doors
diagrams · designs tableaux
black ink
trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 6945, center left
TAI #379Trial for Doors of Durin decorations
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 34v
Durin’s doors
diagrams · designs tableaux
black ink pencil
moon trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 6945, center right
TAI #380Trial for Doors of Durin decorations
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 34v
Durin’s doors
diagrams · designs tableaux
pencil
stars trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 6945, far right
TAI #20Doors of Durin

This “final art” by Tolkien was subsequently emended by a printer’s artist. For example, faint pencil just inside the lower of the two arch lines (above the seven stars) has been erased, as has a similar pencil line just above the text below the drawing; also, that text has been dropped slightly to allow more room between it and the drawing.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 16r
Durin’s doors
diagrams · designs
black ink pencil
architecture crowns · hats · helms stars Tengwar tools · instruments trees · forests
Eregion (Hollin) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1954The Lord of the Rings A·51.3191.319emended by printer’s artist — see Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 38r
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[54]22, leftemended by printer’s artist — see Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 38r
1995Art. & Ill. 159154emended by printer’s artist — see Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 38r
2015Art of LR 7046
2018Maker of Middle-earth [55]27
TAI #381Book of Mazarbul; page 1, version 1See also TAI #56
Marquette MS. Tolkien 2/1/10/1a
artifacts diagrams · designs
pencil
books · letters books · letters Cirth
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 7855
TAI #254Book of Mazarbul; page 1, version 2See also TAI #56
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/3/11/12a
artifacts
colored pencil pencil
books · letters Cirth
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 160155
2015Art of LR 7956
TAI #382Book of Mazarbul; page 1, version 3See also TAI #56
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/4/12/1a
artifacts diagrams · designs
black ink colored pencil pencil
books · letters Cirth
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1974Tree, Leaf: Visual Image frontispiece
2004Invented Worlds 6
2011Double Worlds/Creative Process [125]12.1monochrome
2015Art of LR 8057
TAI #383Book of Mazarbul; page 1, version 4See also TAI #56
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/4/12/2a
artifacts diagrams · designs
black ink colored pencil pencil
books · letters Cirth
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 8258
TAI #384Book of Mazarbul; page 2, version 1See also TAI #57
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/4/13/1a
artifacts diagrams · designs
black ink colored pencil pencil
books · letters Tengwar
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 8359
TAI #385Book of Mazarbul; page 3, version 1See also TAI #58
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/4/13/2a
artifacts diagrams · designs
black ink colored pencil pencil
books · letters Cirth Tengwar
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 8460
TAI #56Book of Mazarbul; page 1, final artSee also TAI #381
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 73r
artifacts
black ink red ink watercolor
books · letters Cirth
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12Decembertopwith leaves 2 & 3
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2a, E·i·2b[57]23, topwith leaves 2 & 3
1992Pictures 2 E·i·2c[59]24, topwith leaves 2 & 3; (items 23 and 24 were switched for this edition)
1995Lord of the Rings (Croatian xlation) A·5per Reader’s Companion
2004The Lord of the Rings (50th ann. ed.) following 3201st plate, v
2015Art of LR 8661
2015Tolkien Estate web site Calligraphy gallery1st item
2018Maker of Middle-earth [349]item 157
TAI #57Book of Mazarbul; page 2, final artSee also TAI #384
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 74r
artifacts
black ink watercolor
books · letters Tengwar
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12Decemberlower leftwith leaves 1 & 3
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2a, E·i·2b[57]23, lower leftwith leaves 1 & 3
1992Pictures 2 E·i·2c[59]24, lower leftwith leaves 1 & 3; (items 23 and 24 were switched for this edition)
1995Lord of the Rings (Croatian xlation) A·5per Reader’s Companion
2004The Lord of the Rings (50th ann. ed.) following 3202nd plate, r
2015Art of LR 8662
2015Tolkien Estate web site Calligraphy gallery2nd item
2018Maker of Middle-earth [349]item 158
TAI #58Book of Mazarbul; page 3, final artSee also TAI #385
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 75r
artifacts
black ink colored pencil watercolor
books · letters Cirth Tengwar
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12Decemberlower rightwith leaves 1 & 2
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2a, E·i·2b[57]23, lower rightwith leaves 1 & 2
1992Life & Legend 76154
1992Pictures 2 E·i·2c[59]24, lower rightwith leaves 1 & 2; (items 23 and 24 were switched for this edition)
1995Art. & Ill. 161156
1995Lord of the Rings (Croatian xlation) A·5per Reader’s Companion
2004The Lord of the Rings (50th ann. ed.) following 3202nd plate, v
2015Art of LR 8763
2015Tolkien Estate web site Calligraphy gallery3rd item
2018Maker of Middle-earth [349]item 159
2018Tolkien Treasures 115
TAI #28‘The Forest of Lothlorien in Spring’
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 12r
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
plants · flowers · grasses trees · forests
Lórien (Lothlórien)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6April
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12April
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[61]25
1995Art. & Ill. 162157
2015Art of LR 8864
2015Tolkien Estate web site Trees gallery5th item
2018Maker of Middle-earth [351]item 160
2018Tolkien Treasures [104]enlarged detail
2018Tolkien Treasures 118
TAI #386Sketch of Caras Galadhon
Marquette MS. Tolkien 2/1/12/18a
diagrams · designs maps
pencil
trees · forests
Lórien (Lothlórien)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 9065
TAI #387Rune on Sam’s box I
Marquette MS. Tolkien 2/1/14/6b
diagrams · designs objects
pencil
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 9166, center
TAI #388Rune on Sam’s box II
Marquette MS. Tolkien 2/1/14/6b
diagrams · designs objects patterns
black ink pencil
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 9166, top
TAI #389Amon Lhaw, Tol Brandir, and Amon Hen
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/3/17/1a
perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Amon Hen Amon Lhaw Tol Brandir
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 9267
TAI #256Rauros Falls & the Tindrock
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 14r
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Emyn Muil Rauros Tol Brandir
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 164159
2015Art of LR 9368
TAI #390Map of the river Anduin
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 13
maps
black ink colored pencil pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Anduin Ered Luin (Blue Mountains) Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Mordor Rhovanion (Wilderland) The Shire
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 9469
TAI #152first “The Lord of the Rings” map

Geographic tags, division by real-world chronology (as partially evidenced by physical sheets), and subdivision by coordinates, all forthcoming.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 103r
maps
black ink blue ink colored chalk colored pencil pencil red ink
bridges · fords mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1989HM7: Treason 302Map Ienlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1989HM7: Treason 305Map IIenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1989HM7: Treason 308Map IIIAenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1989HM7: Treason 309Map IIIenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1989HM7: Treason 314Map IVAenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1989HM7: Treason 317Map IVBenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1989HM7: Treason 317Map IVCenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1989HM7: Treason 319Map IVDenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1989HM7: Treason 319Map IVEenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1992Life & Legend 63176monochrome
2015Art of LR 9670
2015Art of LR 9771, top right and bottom leftenlarged detail
2015Art of LR 9771, bottom center and bottom rightenlarged detail
2015Art of LR 9771, lower rightenlarged detail
2015Art of LR 11583enlarged detail
2018Maker of Middle-earth [front endpapers]enlarged detail
2018Maker of Middle-earth [front endpaper, verso]enlarged detail
2018Maker of Middle-earth [398]enlarged detail
2018Maker of Middle-earth [399]item 179
2018Maker of Middle-earth [417]enlarged detail
2018Maker of Middle-earth [rear endpapers]enlarged detail
TAI #152first “The Lord of the Rings” map

Geographic tags, division by real-world chronology (as partially evidenced by physical sheets), and subdivision by coordinates, all forthcoming.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 103r
maps
black ink blue ink colored chalk colored pencil pencil red ink
bridges · fords mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1989HM7: Treason 302Map Ienlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1989HM7: Treason 305Map IIenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1989HM7: Treason 308Map IIIAenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1989HM7: Treason 309Map IIIenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1989HM7: Treason 314Map IVAenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1989HM7: Treason 317Map IVBenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1989HM7: Treason 317Map IVCenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1989HM7: Treason 319Map IVDenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1989HM7: Treason 319Map IVEenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1992Life & Legend 63176monochrome
2015Art of LR 9670
2015Art of LR 9771, top right and bottom leftenlarged detail
2015Art of LR 9771, bottom center and bottom rightenlarged detail
2015Art of LR 9771, lower rightenlarged detail
2015Art of LR 11583enlarged detail
2018Maker of Middle-earth [front endpapers]enlarged detail
2018Maker of Middle-earth [front endpaper, verso]enlarged detail
2018Maker of Middle-earth [398]enlarged detail
2018Maker of Middle-earth [399]item 179
2018Maker of Middle-earth [417]enlarged detail
2018Maker of Middle-earth [rear endpapers]enlarged detail
TAI #152first “The Lord of the Rings” map

Geographic tags, division by real-world chronology (as partially evidenced by physical sheets), and subdivision by coordinates, all forthcoming.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 103r
maps
black ink blue ink colored chalk colored pencil pencil red ink
bridges · fords mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1989HM7: Treason 302Map Ienlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1989HM7: Treason 305Map IIenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1989HM7: Treason 308Map IIIAenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1989HM7: Treason 309Map IIIenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1989HM7: Treason 314Map IVAenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1989HM7: Treason 317Map IVBenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1989HM7: Treason 317Map IVCenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1989HM7: Treason 319Map IVDenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1989HM7: Treason 319Map IVEenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1992Life & Legend 63176monochrome
2015Art of LR 9670
2015Art of LR 9771, top right and bottom leftenlarged detail
2015Art of LR 9771, bottom center and bottom rightenlarged detail
2015Art of LR 9771, lower rightenlarged detail
2015Art of LR 11583enlarged detail
2018Maker of Middle-earth [front endpapers]enlarged detail
2018Maker of Middle-earth [front endpaper, verso]enlarged detail
2018Maker of Middle-earth [398]enlarged detail
2018Maker of Middle-earth [399]item 179
2018Maker of Middle-earth [417]enlarged detail
2018Maker of Middle-earth [rear endpapers]enlarged detail
TAI #152first “The Lord of the Rings” map

Geographic tags, division by real-world chronology (as partially evidenced by physical sheets), and subdivision by coordinates, all forthcoming.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 103r
maps
black ink blue ink colored chalk colored pencil pencil red ink
bridges · fords mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1989HM7: Treason 302Map Ienlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1989HM7: Treason 305Map IIenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1989HM7: Treason 308Map IIIAenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1989HM7: Treason 309Map IIIenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1989HM7: Treason 314Map IVAenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1989HM7: Treason 317Map IVBenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1989HM7: Treason 317Map IVCenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1989HM7: Treason 319Map IVDenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1989HM7: Treason 319Map IVEenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1992Life & Legend 63176monochrome
2015Art of LR 9670
2015Art of LR 9771, top right and bottom leftenlarged detail
2015Art of LR 9771, bottom center and bottom rightenlarged detail
2015Art of LR 9771, lower rightenlarged detail
2015Art of LR 11583enlarged detail
2018Maker of Middle-earth [front endpapers]enlarged detail
2018Maker of Middle-earth [front endpaper, verso]enlarged detail
2018Maker of Middle-earth [398]enlarged detail
2018Maker of Middle-earth [399]item 179
2018Maker of Middle-earth [417]enlarged detail
2018Maker of Middle-earth [rear endpapers]enlarged detail
TAI #160Sketch-plan of the scene of the Breaking of the Fellowship
Marquette MS. Tolkien 2/1/18/6a
diagrams · designs perspectives
black ink
rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths tools · instruments trees · forests
Amon Lhaw Anduin Parth Galen Tol Brandir
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1989HM7: Treason 383monochrome
2015Art of LR 9872
TAI #391Thrihyrne
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 2r
perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Helm’s Deep Hornburg Rohan Thrihyrne
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 9973
TAI #49“Helm’s Deep & the Hornburg”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 76r
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
architecture bridges · fords buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
The Deeping Stream Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Helm’s Deep Hornburg Rohan Thrihyrne Westfold
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12Junetext removed
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[63]26text removed
1995Art. & Ill. 165161monochrome
2015Art of LR 10174
TAI #392Thrihyrne and the Hornburg
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 20r
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
architecture bridges · fords buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Hornburg Rohan Thrihyrne
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 10275
TAI #257Helm’s Deep
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 76v
diagrams · designs maps
black ink colored pencil pencil
arrows · compass roses mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
The Deeping Stream Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Helm’s Deep Hornburg Rohan Thrihyrne Westfold
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 165160
2015Art of LR 10376
TAI #149“Orthanc (1)”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 98, fol. 1r
perspectives
black ink colored pencil pencil
architecture bridges · fords buildings clouds · mists · snow mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
Isengard Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1989HM7: Treason plate I
1995Art. & Ill. 166162
2015Art of LR 10677
2015Tolkien Estate web site Landscapes gallery3rd item (“Orthanc”)
TAI #164Orthanc 2
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 98, fol. 2
diagrams · designs
pencil
architecture buildings rivers · lakes · seas
Isengard Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·2833centermonochrome
2015Art of LR 10778
TAI #163Orthanc 3
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 98, fol. 2
diagrams · designs
pencil
architecture bridges · fords buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Isengard Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·2833upper rightmonochrome
2015Art of LR 10778
TAI #161Orthanc 4, west elevation
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 98, fol. 2
diagrams · designs
pencil
architecture buildings
Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·2833upper leftmonochrome
2015Art of LR 10778
TAI #162Orthanc 4, south elevation
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 98, fol. 2
diagrams · designs
pencil
architecture buildings
Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·2833leftmonochrome
2015Art of LR 10778
TAI #193Orthanc IaSee also TAI #194
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 77r
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Isengard Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29138above
1995Art. & Ill. 167163, above
2015Art of LR 10979, above
TAI #194Orthanc IbSee also TAI #193
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 77r
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
Isengard Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29138below
1995Art. & Ill. 167163, below
2015Art of LR 10979, below
TAI #197Orthanc IIIa
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 78r
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
architecture buildings stars
Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29139III, top leftmonochrome
2015Art of LR 11080, top left
TAI #198Orthanc IIIb
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 78r
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills
Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29139III, centermonochrome
2015Art of LR 11080, center
TAI #51“Orthanc”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 78r
diagrams · designs
black ink pencil
architecture buildings
Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12Augustleftwith “Minas Tirith”
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[64]27, leftwith “Minas Tirith”
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29139III, rightmonochrome
2015Art of LR 11080, right
TAI #199Orthanc IIId
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 78r
diagrams · designs
pencil
architecture buildings
Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29139III, lower leftmonochrome
2015Art of LR 11080, lower left
TAI #200Orthanc IIIe
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 78r
diagrams · designs
pencil
architecture buildings
Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29139III, lower rightmonochrome
2015Art of LR 11080, lower right
TAI #195Orthanc’s RoofSee also TAI #196
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 78v
diagrams · designs
pencil
architecture buildings
Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29139top figure, left
2015Art of LR 11281
TAI #196Orthanc’s RoofSee also TAI #195
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 78v
diagrams · designs
pencil
architecture buildings
Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29139top figure, right
2015Art of LR 11281
TAI #123“Isengard & Orthanc (5)”
Marquette 3/5/8/21a
perspectives
pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills
Isengard Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1984Manuscripts E·i·315
1990HM8: War A·2834monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 168164monochrome
2004Invented Worlds front cover
2004Invented Worlds 10
2015Art of LR 11382
TAI #152first “The Lord of the Rings” map

Geographic tags, division by real-world chronology (as partially evidenced by physical sheets), and subdivision by coordinates, all forthcoming.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 103r
maps
black ink blue ink colored chalk colored pencil pencil red ink
bridges · fords mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1989HM7: Treason 302Map Ienlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1989HM7: Treason 305Map IIenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1989HM7: Treason 308Map IIIAenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1989HM7: Treason 309Map IIIenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1989HM7: Treason 314Map IVAenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1989HM7: Treason 317Map IVBenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1989HM7: Treason 317Map IVCenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1989HM7: Treason 319Map IVDenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1989HM7: Treason 319Map IVEenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT
1992Life & Legend 63176monochrome
2015Art of LR 9670
2015Art of LR 9771, top right and bottom leftenlarged detail
2015Art of LR 9771, bottom center and bottom rightenlarged detail
2015Art of LR 9771, lower rightenlarged detail
2015Art of LR 11583enlarged detail
2018Maker of Middle-earth [front endpapers]enlarged detail
2018Maker of Middle-earth [front endpaper, verso]enlarged detail
2018Maker of Middle-earth [398]enlarged detail
2018Maker of Middle-earth [399]item 179
2018Maker of Middle-earth [417]enlarged detail
2018Maker of Middle-earth [rear endpapers]enlarged detail
TAI #159Minas Morgul gate
Marquette MS. Tolkien 2/1/15/16a
diagrams · designs perspectives
black ink
architecture roads · paths
Minas Morgul Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1989HM7: Treason 342monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 175170monochrome
2015Art of LR 11684
TAI #393Diagrammatic sketch of Sentinels
Marquette MS. Tolkien 2/1/15/20a
diagrams · designs tableaux
black ink
architecture
Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Minas Morgul Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 11685
TAI #165Early sketch for Kirith Ungol (I)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/2/11/2a
diagrams · designs
black ink
buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Ennyn Dûr (Mordor Gates) Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28108I
2015Art of LR 11886
TAI #394Early sketch for Kirith Ungol (II)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/2/12/9a
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Ennyn Dûr (Mordor Gates) Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 11887
TAI #166Early sketch of Kirith Ungol (III)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/2/11/9a
diagrams · designs
black ink
buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Ennyn Dûr (Mordor Gates) Minas Morgul Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28108IImonochrome
2015Art of LR 11988
TAI #167Early idea for Kirith Ungol (IV)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/2/11/13a
diagrams · designs
black ink
buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28114monochrome
2015Art of LR 12089
TAI #395Sketch of Morgul Vale
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/2/13/2a
diagrams · designs maps
Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Mordor Morgul Vale
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 12290
TAI #169Minas Morghul and the Cross-roads
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 127r
maps
black ink colored pencil pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
The Cross-roads Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Minas Morgul Mordor Morgul Vale
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28181monochrome
2015Art of LR 12391
2018Maker of Middle-earth [387]item 174
2018Tolkien Treasures 128
2018Tolkien Treasures [129]enlarged detail of Minas Morgul and the Cross-roads
TAI #396Sketch of cleft in the mountains
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/2/17/2a
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills
Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 12492
TAI #53“Shelob’s Lair”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 81r
perspectives
black ink colored pencil pencil
buildings clouds · mists · snow fire mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Mordor Shelob’s Lair
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12September
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[67]28
1990HM8: War A·28iplate, verso
1992Life & Legend 73160
1995Art. & Ill. 175171
2015Art of LR 12593
TAI #170Plan of Shelob’s Lair

North and south (not east and west!) are flipped on the compass rose: arrows point in direction of travel, which was indeed west to east.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 16r
diagrams · designs
black ink blue ink pencil
mountains · hills roads · paths
Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Mordor Shelob’s Lair
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28201monochrome
2015Art of LR 12694
TAI #397Kirith Ungol from the second stair, first version
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/2/17/9a
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Mordor Shelob’s Lair
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 12995
TAI #171Kirith Ungol from the second stair (II)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/6/8/5a
perspectives
black ink colored pencil pencil
buildings fire mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Mordor Shelob’s Lair
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28204monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 176172
2015Art of LR 12996
TAI #172Simplified plan of Shelob’s lair
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/2/17/28b, p. 62
diagrams · designs
pencil
mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Mordor Shelob’s Lair
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28225monochrome; typing removed (or CT redrawing?)
2015Art of LR 13097
TAI #259Cleft of Kirith Ungol (I)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/2/17/28b, p. 63
perspectives
pencil
buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 176173monochrome
2015Art of LR 13098
TAI #398The Cleft of Kirith Ungol, second version
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/2/17/28a, p. 60–61
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Mordor Shelob’s Lair
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 13299
TAI #399Top of the Tower of Kirith Ungol
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/6/10/12b
diagrams · designs perspectives
black ink
architecture buildings
Cirith Ungol Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 133100
TAI #400Sketch of Kirith Ungol
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/1/36/13a
diagrams · designs perspectives
black ink
buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 133101
TAI #168Map of Rohan, Gondor, and Mordor
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 126r
maps
blue pen colored pencil pencil pink pen
bridges · fords mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
Anduin Barad-dûr (Dark Tower) Gondor Plateau of Gorgoroth Ithilien Lebennin Minas Morgul Minas Tirith Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom) Rohan
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·281171detail showing Sam & Frodo’s journey from Emyn Muil to the Morannon; redrawn in black ink by CT
2015Art of LR 134102detail showing Sam & Frodo’s journey from Emyn Muil to the Morannon
2015Art of LR 183144detail showing Sam & Frodo’s journey in Mordor
2015Art of LR 206161
2015Tolkien Estate web site Maps gallery3rd item (“Rohan ~ Gondor ~ Mordor”)
2018Maker of Middle-earth 394–[95]item 178
2018Tolkien Treasures 132
2018Tolkien Treasures [133]enlarged detail centering on Minas Tirith
TAI #186The ‘Second Map’ of Middle-earth
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 123r
maps
black ink blue ink colored chalk colored pencil pencil red ink
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Anduin Barad-dûr (Dark Tower) Emyn Muil Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Ered Lithui (Ashen Mountains) Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Gondor Lebennin Minas Morgul Minas Tirith Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom) Rohan Udûn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28434–5redrawn in black ink by CT
2015Art of LR 135103track of Frodo and Sam
2015Art of LR 136104
2015Art of LR 179141detail of NW Mordor
2018Maker of Middle-earth 400–[01]item 180
2018Tolkien Treasures 134
2018Tolkien Treasures [135]enlarged detail of the White Mountains
TAI #186The ‘Second Map’ of Middle-earth
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 123r
maps
black ink blue ink colored chalk colored pencil pencil red ink
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Anduin Barad-dûr (Dark Tower) Emyn Muil Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Ered Lithui (Ashen Mountains) Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Gondor Lebennin Minas Morgul Minas Tirith Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom) Rohan Udûn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28434–5redrawn in black ink by CT
2015Art of LR 135103track of Frodo and Sam
2015Art of LR 136104
2015Art of LR 179141detail of NW Mordor
2018Maker of Middle-earth 400–[01]item 180
2018Tolkien Treasures 134
2018Tolkien Treasures [135]enlarged detail of the White Mountains
TAI #177Earliest sketch of Minas Tirith
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/2/23/5a
perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills
Minas Tirith Mindolluin White Tower
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28261monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 172167
2015Art of LR 141105
TAI #52“Stanburg / Steinborg”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 18r
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Gondor Minas Tirith Mindolluin White Tower
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12Augustrightwith “Orthanc”
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[65]27, right
1995Art. & Ill. 173168
2015Art of LR 142106
TAI #401Sketch of Minas TirithSee also TAI #402
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 80v
perspectives
pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills
Gondor Minas Tirith Mindolluin White Tower
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 143107, centercenter
TAI #402Sketch perhaps affiliated with Minas TirithSee also TAI #401
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 80v
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
architecture
Minas Tirith
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 143107, bottombottom
TAI #179Mindolluin (I)See also TAI #180

Together with TAI 180.

Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/1/24/3b
maps
black ink
mountains · hills
Gondor Minas Tirith Mindolluin
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28280upper: top leftmonochrome
2004Invented Worlds 23
2015Art of LR 144108, center upper left
TAI #180Mindolluin (II)See also TAI #179

Together with TAI 179.

Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/1/24/3b
maps
black ink
mountains · hills
Gondor Minas Tirith Mindolluin
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28280upper: bottom rightmonochrome
2004Invented Worlds 23
2015Art of LR 144108, center lower right
TAI #181Minas Tirith
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/1/24/3b
maps
black ink
mountains · hills roads · paths
Gondor Minas Tirith Mindolluin
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28280lower
2004Invented Worlds 23
2015Art of LR 144108, near bottom
TAI #403Mindolluin
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 19r
diagrams · designs maps
pencil
arrows · compass roses mountains · hills roads · paths
Gondor Minas Tirith Mindolluin
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 147109
TAI #182Plan of Minas Tirith

Compass rose has west and south switched. — cwmh

Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/7/1/4b
maps
pencil
arrows · compass roses mountains · hills roads · paths
Gondor Minas Tirith Mindolluin Rath Dínen (Silent Street) White Tower
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28290monochrome
2015Art of LR 147110
TAI #404Later plan of Minas Tirith
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 5r
diagrams · designs maps
pencil
buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Gondor Minas Tirith
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 148111
TAI #405Later view of Minas Tirith (I)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 4r
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
architecture buildings roads · paths
Gondor Minas Tirith
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 148112
TAI #258Later view of Minas Tirith (II)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 3r
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
architecture buildings
Gondor Minas Tirith
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 174169
2015Art of LR 148113
TAI #406Early sketch of Dunharrow I
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/7/8/4a
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills roads · paths
Dunharrow Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 149114
TAI #173Early sketch of Dunharrow II
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/7/6/8a
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills roads · paths
Dunharrow Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Starkhorn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28239center (hidden by text)monochrome
2015Art of LR 150115, center
TAI #174Early sketch of Dunharrow III
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/7/6/8a
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills roads · paths
Dunharrow Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Starkhorn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28239rightmonochrome
2015Art of LR 150115, center right
TAI #175Early sketch of Dunharrow IV
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/7/6/8a
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills roads · paths
Dunharrow Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28239bottommonochrome
2015Art of LR 150115, bottom
TAI #201Early idea for Dunharrow
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 17v
perspectives
pencil
architecture mountains · hills roads · paths
Dunharrow Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Starkhorn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29140monochrome
2015Art of LR 153116
TAI #202Sketch of Dunharrow
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 17r
perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture mountains · hills roads · paths trees · forests
Dunharrow Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Starkhorn Thrihyrne
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29141topmonochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 170165, topmonochrome
2015Art of LR 154117, top
2015Art of LR 155119detail
2018Maker of Middle-earth [358]113, top
TAI #203Sketch of Dunharrow
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 17r
perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills roads · paths
Dunharrow Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29141lower leftmonochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 170165, lower leftmonochrome
2015Art of LR 154117, lower left
2015Art of LR 155118detail
2018Maker of Middle-earth [358]113, lower left
TAI #204Sketch of Dunharrow
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 17r
perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills roads · paths
Dunharrow Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Starkhorn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29141lower rightmonochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 170165, lower rightmonochrome
2015Art of LR 154117, lower right
2018Maker of Middle-earth [358]113, lower right
TAI #203Sketch of Dunharrow
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 17r
perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills roads · paths
Dunharrow Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29141lower leftmonochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 170165, lower leftmonochrome
2015Art of LR 154117, lower left
2015Art of LR 155118detail
2018Maker of Middle-earth [358]113, lower left
TAI #202Sketch of Dunharrow
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 17r
perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture mountains · hills roads · paths trees · forests
Dunharrow Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Starkhorn Thrihyrne
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29141topmonochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 170165, topmonochrome
2015Art of LR 154117, top
2015Art of LR 155119detail
2018Maker of Middle-earth [358]113, top
TAI #407Sketch of Dunharrow
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 7r
perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills roads · paths
Dunharrow Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Starkhorn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 156120
2015Art of LR 156121detail
TAI #407Sketch of Dunharrow
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 7r
perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills roads · paths
Dunharrow Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Starkhorn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 156120
2015Art of LR 156121detail
TAI #408Sketch of Dunharrow
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 9r
perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
Dunharrow Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Starkhorn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 157122
TAI #409Sketch of Dunharrow
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 8r
perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills roads · paths
Dunharrow Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Starkhorn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 158123
TAI #50“Dunharrow”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 79r
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
clouds · mists · snow mountains · hills roads · paths trees · forests
Dunharrow Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Starkhorn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12July
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[69]29
1990HM8: War A·28iplate, recto
1995Art. & Ill. 171166
2015Art of LR 159124
2018Maker of Middle-earth [357]item 163
2018Tolkien Treasures [116]enlarged detail of standing stones
2018Tolkien Treasures 117
TAI #176Plan of Harrowdale
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/2/23/2a
maps
blue ink
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
Dunharrow Edna Edoras Harrowdale Snowbourne Starkhorn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28258monochrome
2015Art of LR 161125
TAI #410White mountains
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 13v
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills
Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Starkhorn Thrihyrne
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 162126, top
TAI #411Thrihyrne (or Starkhorn?)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 13v
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Snowbourne Starkhorn Thrihyrne
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 162126, near top
TAI #412Thrihyrne (or Starkhorn?)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 13v
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Snowbourne Starkhorn Thrihyrne
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 162126, center left
TAI #413Starkhorn and Snowbourn valley
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 13v
perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Snowbourne Starkhorn Thrihyrne
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 162126, center right
TAI #414Starkhorn & Snowbourne valley
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 13v
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Snowbourne Starkhorn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 162126, lower left
TAI #415lozenge shape

From its context on the page, this might be the Snowbourne river valley.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 13v
diagrams · designs
pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Snowbourne
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 162126, lower right
TAI #416Sketch of the Starkhorn
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/7/4/4a
diagrams · designs perspectives
black ink pencil
mountains · hills
Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Starkhorn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 163127
TAI #183Later sketch of Dunharrow (I)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/7/6/11a
diagrams · designs perspectives
black ink pencil
mountains · hills roads · paths
Dunharrow Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Starkhorn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28314upper leftmonochrome
2015Art of LR 164128, center left
TAI #184Later sketch of Dunharrow (II)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/7/6/11a
perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills roads · paths trees · forests
Dunharrow Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Starkhorn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28314lower leftmonochrome
2015Art of LR 164128, bottom left
TAI #185Later sketch of Dunharrow (III)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/7/6/11a
diagrams · designs
pencil
mountains · hills
Dunharrow Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Starkhorn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28314lower right
2015Art of LR 164128, bottom right
TAI #417Entrance to the Paths of the Dead
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/7/6/9b
diagrams · designs
black ink
The Paths of the Dead
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 165129
TAI #418Map of the White Mountains and the Stone of Erech

Described by C.T. in detail in HM8 pp. 296–7. Note compass rose in upper left which confirms the map is oriented north-south.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 18
maps
black ink colored pencil pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Gondor Stone of Erech
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 167130
TAI #419Map of Rohan and Gondor (corrected art)See also TAI #178
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 118r and 119r
maps
colored pencil pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Anduin Barad-dûr (Dark Tower) Emyn Muil Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Ered Lithui (Ashen Mountains) Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Gondor Lebennin Minas Morgul Minas Tirith Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom) Osgiliath Rohan Udûn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 168131O9–Q19 only
2015Art of LR 168132all but O13–O16 & P13–P15
2018Maker of Middle-earth [403]item 181
2018Tolkien Treasures 140
TAI #178Map of Rohan and Gondor (original art)See also TAI #419
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 118r
maps
colored pencil pencil
fire mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
Anduin Barad-dûr (Dark Tower) The Cross-roads Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Gondor Lebennin Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom) Osgiliath Rohan
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28269redrawn in black in by CT
2015Art of LR 168132
2018Maker of Middle-earth 402
TAI #419Map of Rohan and Gondor (corrected art)See also TAI #178
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 118r and 119r
maps
colored pencil pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Anduin Barad-dûr (Dark Tower) Emyn Muil Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Ered Lithui (Ashen Mountains) Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Gondor Lebennin Minas Morgul Minas Tirith Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom) Osgiliath Rohan Udûn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 168131O9–Q19 only
2015Art of LR 168132all but O13–O16 & P13–P15
2018Maker of Middle-earth [403]item 181
2018Tolkien Treasures 140
TAI #420Map of Rohan and Gondor
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 17
maps
black ink colored pencil pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Anduin Barad-dûr (Dark Tower) Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Ered Lithui (Ashen Mountains) Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Gondor Minas Morgul Minas Tirith Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom) Osgiliath Rohan Udûn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 170133
TAI #421Sketch-map of Stonewain Valley
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/7/17/3a
diagrams · designs maps
blue ink
mountains · hills roads · paths
Gondor The Stonewain Valley
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 171134
TAI #124Map of Stonewain Valley and Minas Tirith

Described by C.T. in HM8 p. 353.

Marquette 3/7/17/4a
maps
black ink pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
Anduin Eilenach Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Gondor Minas Tirith Mindolluin Osgiliath The Stonewain Valley
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1984Manuscripts E·i·321
2015Art of LR 172135
TAI #422Map of Stonewain Valley and Minas Tirith
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 122r
maps
blue ink colored pencil pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
Anduin Cair Andros Eilenach Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Lebennin Minas Tirith Mordor Osgiliath The Stonewain Valley
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 173136
2015Tolkien Estate web site Maps gallery4th item (“Minas Tirith”)
2018Maker of Middle-earth [389]item 175
2018Tolkien Treasures 130
TAI #423The White Mountains, Minas Tirith, and Osgiliath
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 122v
diagrams · designs perspectives
blue pen colored pencil pencil
arrows · compass roses buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
Anduin Emyn Muil Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Gondor Lebennin Minas Morgul Minas Tirith Mindolluin Mordor Osgiliath
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 174137
2015Tolkien Estate web site Maps gallery5th item (“Minas Tirith ~ Elevation”)
2018Maker of Middle-earth 388122
2018Tolkien Treasures 131
TAI #424Sketch-plan of the Pelennor
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/7/21/2b
diagrams · designs maps
blue ink colored pencil
Gondor Minas Tirith The Pelennor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 175138
TAI #187Tower of Kirith Ungol
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/8/26/3a
perspectives
blue pen pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·2919monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 177174monochrome
2015Art of LR 176139
TAI #425Sketch-plan of the roof, third tier of the Tower of Kirith Ungol
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/8/1/8a
diagrams · designs
blue ink
architecture buildings
Cirith Ungol Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 178140
TAI #186The ‘Second Map’ of Middle-earth
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 123r
maps
black ink blue ink colored chalk colored pencil pencil red ink
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Anduin Barad-dûr (Dark Tower) Emyn Muil Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Ered Lithui (Ashen Mountains) Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Gondor Lebennin Minas Morgul Minas Tirith Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom) Rohan Udûn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28434–5redrawn in black ink by CT
2015Art of LR 135103track of Frodo and Sam
2015Art of LR 136104
2015Art of LR 179141detail of NW Mordor
2018Maker of Middle-earth 400–[01]item 180
2018Tolkien Treasures 134
2018Tolkien Treasures [135]enlarged detail of the White Mountains
TAI #426Aerial view of mountains

Not identified — possibly the Ephel Dúath?

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 15r
perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 180142, top left
TAI #427aerial view of Mordor
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 15r
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
fire mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Ered Lithui (Ashen Mountains) Harad Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom) Udûn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 180142, right
2018Maker of Middle-earth [363]115
TAI #368Rivendell (aerial view)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 15r
perspectives
bridges · fords buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Rhudaur Rivendell (Imladris)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 5633
2015Art of LR 180142, lower left
TAI #428Aerial view of part of Mordor

Probably the “little sketch-map” C.T. describes in HM9, p. 34, note 2.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 25r
perspectives
blue ink colored pencil pencil
mountains · hills roads · paths
Barad-dûr (Dark Tower) Cirith Ungol Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Ered Lithui (Ashen Mountains) Plateau of Gorgoroth Minas Morgul Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom) Udûn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 181143
TAI #168Map of Rohan, Gondor, and Mordor
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 126r
maps
blue pen colored pencil pencil pink pen
bridges · fords mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
Anduin Barad-dûr (Dark Tower) Gondor Plateau of Gorgoroth Ithilien Lebennin Minas Morgul Minas Tirith Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom) Rohan
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·281171detail showing Sam & Frodo’s journey from Emyn Muil to the Morannon; redrawn in black ink by CT
2015Art of LR 134102detail showing Sam & Frodo’s journey from Emyn Muil to the Morannon
2015Art of LR 183144detail showing Sam & Frodo’s journey in Mordor
2015Art of LR 206161
2015Tolkien Estate web site Maps gallery3rd item (“Rohan ~ Gondor ~ Mordor”)
2018Maker of Middle-earth 394–[95]item 178
2018Tolkien Treasures 132
2018Tolkien Treasures [133]enlarged detail centering on Minas Tirith
TAI #429Distances and dates in Mordor
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 26r
diagrams · designs maps
black pen blue ink pencil pink ink
arrows · compass roses mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom) Udûn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 184145
TAI #430Meeting of roads in Udûn
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/8/4/16b
diagrams · designs maps
blue ink
roads · paths
Mordor Udûn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 185146
TAI #26‘Barad-dûr: The Fortress of Sauron’
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 80r
perspectives
black ink colored pencil pencil
architecture buildings clouds · mists · snow fire mountains · hills
Barad-dûr (Dark Tower) Plateau of Gorgoroth Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1972’73 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·5November
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6October
1973’74 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·7November
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12Octoberrightwith “Mount Doom”
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[71]30, right
1992Life & Legend 72165
1995Art. & Ill. 152145
2015Art of LR 187147
2018Maker of Middle-earth [326]enlarged detail
2018Maker of Middle-earth [362]item 165
2018Tolkien Treasures 119
TAI #431Sketch of Mount Doom
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/8/10/6b
diagrams · designs perspectives
blue ink
mountains · hills
Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 188148
TAI #432Sketch of Mount Doom
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/8/10/8a
diagrams · designs perspectives
blue ink
mountains · hills roads · paths
Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 190149
TAI #54“Orodruin, Mt. Doom, Sam’s Path”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 82r
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
bridges · fords clouds · mists · snow fire mountains · hills roads · paths
Plateau of Gorgoroth Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom) Sammath Naur (Chambers of Fire)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12Octoberleftwith “the Walls of Barad-dûr”
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[70]30, left
1992HM9a: Sauron A·2942
2015Art of LR 191150, center
TAI #433Mount Doom from the North (sketch)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 82r
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
fire mountains · hills roads · paths
Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 191150, bottom
TAI #434Crown of Gondor (sketch)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/8/13/7b
diagrams · designs objects
blue ink
crowns · hats · helms
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 192151, top left
TAI #435Crown of Gondor (sketch)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/8/13/7b
diagrams · designs objects
blue ink
crowns · hats · helms
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 192151, center left
TAI #436Crown of Gondor (sketch)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/8/13/7b
diagrams · designs objects
blue ink
crowns · hats · helms rings · jewels · gold
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 192151, lower left
TAI #437Crown of Gondor (sketch)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/9/23/4a
diagrams · designs objects
pencil
crowns · hats · helms rings · jewels · gold
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 193152, above
TAI #438Crown of Gondor (sketch)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/9/23/4a
diagrams · designs objects
pencil
crowns · hats · helms rings · jewels · gold
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 193152, below
TAI #439Crown of Gondor (later sketch)
objects tableaux
black ink
crowns · hats · helms rings · jewels · gold
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 195153, left
TAI #440Crown of Gondor (later sketch)
diagrams · designs objects
black ink
crowns · hats · helms rings · jewels · gold
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 195153, right
TAI #441Sketch-plan of the Citadel of Minas Tirith

blue ink

Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/8/16/1a
diagrams · designs maps
blue ink
buildings roads · paths
Minas Tirith White Tower
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 196154
TAI #260Farmer Cotton’s house (plan)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 6r
diagrams · designs
pencil
architecture buildings
The Marish The Shire
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 178175, topmonochrome
2015Art of LR 198155, top
TAI #261Farmer Cotton’s house (plan)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 6r
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
architecture buildings
The Marish The Shire
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 178175, bottommonochrome
2015Art of LR 198155, bottom
TAI #442View of Farmer Cotton’s house
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 6v
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
architecture buildings
The Marish The Shire
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 198156
TAI #443Late map of Middle-earth

Presumably the “Third Map” to which C.T. refers in HM9, p. 34, note 4. Geographic tags forthcoming.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 124r and MS. Tolkien Drawings 125r
maps
black ink blue ink colored chalk colored pencil pencil red ink
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 200157northern sheet
2015Art of LR 201158southern sheet
2015Tolkien Estate web site Maps gallery2nd item (“Middle-earth”)
2018Maker of Middle-earth 378–[79]item 170northern sheet only
2018Maker of Middle-earth 380–[81]item 171southern sheet only
2018Tolkien Treasures [120]detail showing most of northern sheet
2018Tolkien Treasures [125]northern sheet only
2018Tolkien Treasures 126southern sheet only
2018Tolkien Treasures [127]enlarged detail of northeastern half of southern sheet
TAI #443Late map of Middle-earth

Presumably the “Third Map” to which C.T. refers in HM9, p. 34, note 4. Geographic tags forthcoming.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 124r and MS. Tolkien Drawings 125r
maps
black ink blue ink colored chalk colored pencil pencil red ink
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 200157northern sheet
2015Art of LR 201158southern sheet
2015Tolkien Estate web site Maps gallery2nd item (“Middle-earth”)
2018Maker of Middle-earth 378–[79]item 170northern sheet only
2018Maker of Middle-earth 380–[81]item 171southern sheet only
2018Tolkien Treasures [120]detail showing most of northern sheet
2018Tolkien Treasures [125]northern sheet only
2018Tolkien Treasures 126southern sheet only
2018Tolkien Treasures [127]enlarged detail of northeastern half of southern sheet
TAI #444Map of the northern part of Middle-earth

Geographic tags forthcoming.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 14r
maps
black ink colored pencil pencil pink ink
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 202159
TAI #168Map of Rohan, Gondor, and Mordor
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 126r
maps
blue pen colored pencil pencil pink pen
bridges · fords mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
Anduin Barad-dûr (Dark Tower) Gondor Plateau of Gorgoroth Ithilien Lebennin Minas Morgul Minas Tirith Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom) Rohan
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·281171detail showing Sam & Frodo’s journey from Emyn Muil to the Morannon; redrawn in black ink by CT
2015Art of LR 134102detail showing Sam & Frodo’s journey from Emyn Muil to the Morannon
2015Art of LR 183144detail showing Sam & Frodo’s journey in Mordor
2015Art of LR 206161
2015Tolkien Estate web site Maps gallery3rd item (“Rohan ~ Gondor ~ Mordor”)
2018Maker of Middle-earth 394–[95]item 178
2018Tolkien Treasures 132
2018Tolkien Treasures [133]enlarged detail centering on Minas Tirith
TAI #262Dust jacket design for The Fellowship of the Ring (I)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 22r
diagrams · designs objects
black ink colored pencil pencil red ink
Cirth rings · jewels · gold Tengwar
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 179176monochrome
2005Readers’ Companion 1 dust jacket frontin copper, red, and periwinkle; the One Ring, Narya, Cirth ribbon, and Tengwar
2005Readers’ Companion 1 spinein copper, red, and periwinkle; the One Ring, Narya, Cirth ribbon, and Tengwar
2014Readers’ Companion 2 dust jacket frontin gold, red, and dark gray; the One Ring, Narya, Cirth ribbon, and Tengwar
2014Readers’ Companion 2 dust jacket spinein gold, red, and dark gray; the One Ring, Narya, Cirth ribbon, and Tengwar
2015Art of LR 210166
TAI #263Dust jacket design for The Fellowship of the Ring (II)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 21r
diagrams · designs objects
black ink colored pencil pencil red ink
eyes rings · jewels · gold Tengwar
Sauron
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 179177
2015Art of LR 211167
TAI #445Dust jacket design for The Fellowship of the Ring (partial)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 40r
diagrams · designs
rings · jewels · gold Tengwar
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 212168
TAI #446Eye motif (I) for dust jacket for The Fellowship of the Ring (trial)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 23r
tableaux
pencil red pen
eyes
Sauron
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 212169, left
TAI #447Eye motif (II) for dust jacket for The Fellowship of the Ring (trial)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 23r
tableaux
pencil
eyes
Sauron
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 212169, center
TAI #448Eye motif (III) for dust jacket for The Fellowship of the Ring (trial)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 23r
tableaux
black pen pencil red pen
eyes
Sauron
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 212169, right
TAI #354Dust-jacket design for The Fellowship of the Ring
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 24r
diagrams · designs
black ink colored pencil gold paint pencil red ink
eyes rings · jewels · gold Tengwar
Sauron
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend [2]monochrome
2015Art of LR [16]ring and eye device only
2015Art of LR 214170
2018Maker of Middle-earth [367]item 167
2018Tolkien Treasures 106
TAI #449Dust jacket design for The Fellowship of the Ring (IV)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 70r
diagrams · designs
eyes rings · jewels · gold Tengwar
Sauron
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1966The Lord of the Rings A·5·eCentral device used on dust-jackets for the hard-cover second edition.
2015Art of LR 215171
2018Maker of Middle-earth [368]116
TAI #19Dust jacket design for The Fellowship of the Ring (V)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 69r
diagrams · designs
black ink gold ink pencil red ink
eyes rings · jewels · gold Tengwar
Sauron
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1954The Lord of the Rings A·5dust jacketring & eye device, redrawn by printer’s artist
1954The Lord of the Rings A·5front coverring & eye device, redrawn by printer’s artist
1976Drawings E·i·1[back cover]ring & eye device, redrawn by printer’s artist
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12front coveragainst black background, ring & eye device, redrawn by printer’s artist
1993Descriptive Bibliography 93VIImonochrome, ring & eye device, redrawn by printer’s artist
2015Art of LR 216172
TAI #450Eye motif (IV) for dust jacket for The Fellowship of the Ring (trial)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 30v
tableaux
eyes
Sauron
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 218174
TAI #264Dust-jacket design for The Two Towers
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 27r
diagrams · designs objects tableaux
black ink colored pencil pencil
fire mountains · hills rings · jewels · gold Tengwar
Sauron
Barad-dûr (Dark Tower) Minas Tirith Mordor White Tower
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 180178monochrome
2015Art of LR 220176
2018Maker of Middle-earth [371]117
TAI #451ring with banner trial for dust jacket for The Two Towers
Bodleian MS. Tolkien A 12/4, fol. 96v
diagrams · designs tableaux
blue ink
rings · jewels · gold
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 220177, top left
TAI #452ring with satellite rings trial for dust jacket design for The Two Towers
Bodleian MS. Tolkien A 12/4, fol. 96v
diagrams · designs tableaux
blue ink
rings · jewels · gold
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 220177, upper left
TAI #453three rings trial for dust jacket design for The Two Towers
Bodleian MS. Tolkien A 12/4, fol. 96v
diagrams · designs tableaux
blue ink
rings · jewels · gold
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 220177, center left
TAI #454Barad-dûr for dust jacket design for The Two Towers
Bodleian MS. Tolkien A 12/4, fol. 96v
diagrams · designs perspectives
blue ink
architecture buildings
Barad-dûr (Dark Tower) Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 220177, lower left
TAI #455Dust jacket design for The Two Towers (II)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien A 12/4, fol. 96v
diagrams · designs perspectives
blue ink
buildings mountains · hills
Nazgûl
Barad-dûr (Dark Tower) Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 220177, right
TAI #265Dust-jacket design for The Two Towers
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 28r
diagrams · designs objects tableaux
black ink pencil red ink
architecture buildings moon rings · jewels · gold sun
Nazgûl
Barad-dûr (Dark Tower) Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 180179monochrome
2015Art of LR 221178
2018Maker of Middle-earth [372]118
TAI #266Dust-jacket design for The Two Towers
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 29r
diagrams · designs tableaux
black ink gray body color pencil red body color white body color
architecture buildings moon mountains · hills rings · jewels · gold stars
Nazgûl
Barad-dûr (Dark Tower) Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend 87170monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 181180cast as olive green
2015Art of LR 222179
2015Art of LR dust jacket backtowers, mountains, moon, star
2018Maker of Middle-earth [370]item 168
2018Tolkien Treasures 107
TAI #456Crown of Gondor, trial for The Return of the King dust jacket
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 26r
diagrams · designs objects
blue pen pencil
crowns · hats · helms rings · jewels · gold
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 226181, top center
TAI #457Crown of Gondor, trial for The Return of the King dust jacket
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 26r
diagrams · designs objects
pencil
crowns · hats · helms rings · jewels · gold
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 226181, upper center
TAI #458ring with fire, trial for The Return of the King dust jacket
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 26r
diagrams · designs tableaux
black ink colored pencil
fire rings · jewels · gold
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 226181, lower center
TAI #459ship, trial for The Return of the King dust jacket
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 26r
diagrams · designs perspectives
black ink
ships · boats
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 226181, bottom center
TAI #460The White Tree and Seven Stars
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 26v
diagrams · designs tableaux
pencil
stars trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 227182
TAI #353The White Tree and stars
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 39v
objects tableaux
plants · flowers · grasses stars trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR front coverwith black background
2015Art of LR 228183
TAI #269Dust-jacket design for Return of the King

On verso: body color trials, signature “JRRTolkien”, eye motif

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 30r
diagrams · designs tableaux
black ink gold paint green body color red body color white body color
mountains · hills stars trees · forests
Sauron
Ered Nimrais (White Mountains)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend 61171monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 183182cast as dark green
2015Art of LR dust jacket front
2015Art of LR 230184
2018Maker of Middle-earth [374]item 169
2018Tolkien Treasures 108
2018Tolkien Treasures [109]enlarged detail
TAI #267The arm of Sauron, for RK dust-jacket
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 32r
diagrams · designs tableaux
black ink brown ink red ink
fire mountains · hills
Sauron
Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 182181, top
2015Art of LR 231185, top
2018Maker of Middle-earth [375]119, top
TAI #268The arm of Sauron, for Return of the King dust-jacket
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 32r
diagrams · designs
brown ink
Sauron
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 182181, bottom
2015Art of LR 231185, bottom
2018Maker of Middle-earth [375]119, bottom
TAI #188frieze pattern with Crown of Gondor (I)

from first King’s Letter

Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/9/35/1a
friezes objects
black ink
books · letters crowns · hats · helms
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29130top left
2015Art of LR 233186, top left
TAI #189frieze pattern with Crown of Gondor (II)

from first King’s Letter

Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/9/35/1a
friezes objects
black ink
books · letters crowns · hats · helms
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·291311
2015Art of LR 233186, top right
TAI #205frieze pattern with Crown of Gondor (III)

from second King’s Letter

Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/9/35/2a
friezes
black ink pencil
books · letters crowns · hats · helms
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1993Vinyar Tengwar vol. 29, p. 1near top left
1995Art. & Ill. 202199, top leftmonochrome
2015Art of LR 234187, top left
TAI #206frieze pattern with Crown of Gondor (IV)

from second King’s Letter

Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/9/35/2a
friezes
black ink
books · letters crowns · hats · helms
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1993Vinyar Tengwar vol. 29, p. 1near top right
1995Art. & Ill. 202199, top rightmonochrome
2015Art of LR 234187, top right
TAI #190frieze pattern with Crown of Gondor

from third King’s Letter; crown on the right

Marquette MS. Tolkien MSs 4/2/25
friezes objects
black ink pencil
books · letters crowns · hats · helms
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29131top left
2015Art of LR 235188, top left
2018Maker of Middle-earth [365]item 166, top left
TAI #191frieze pattern with Crown of Gondor

from third King’s Letter; crown on the left

Marquette MS. Tolkien MSs 4/2/25
friezes objects
black ink pencil
books · letters crowns · hats · helms
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29131top right
2015Art of LR 235188, top right
2018Maker of Middle-earth [365]item 166, top right
TAI #192Crown of Gondor

from third King’s Letter; standing alone

Marquette MS. Tolkien MSs 4/2/25
objects
books · letters crowns · hats · helms
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29131upper right
2015Art of LR 235188, upper right
2018Maker of Middle-earth [365]item 166, upper right
TAI #461unidentified contour
Marquette MS. Tolkien 4/4/19/5b
maps
black ink
mountains · hills
Mordor Morgul Vale
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR [240]192
TAI #252Doors of Durin, revised drawing
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 36r
Durin’s doors
diagrams · designs
blue ink pencil
crowns · hats · helms moon stars Tengwar tools · instruments trees · forests
Eregion (Hollin) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 158152monochrome
2015Art of LR 6743
2015Art of LR back coverwithout inscription; rendered as white on black
2018Maker of Middle-earth [340]item 153
2018Tolkien Treasures 114
TAI #266Dust-jacket design for The Two Towers
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 29r
diagrams · designs tableaux
black ink gray body color pencil red body color white body color
architecture buildings moon mountains · hills rings · jewels · gold stars
Nazgûl
Barad-dûr (Dark Tower) Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend 87170monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 181180cast as olive green
2015Art of LR 222179
2015Art of LR dust jacket backtowers, mountains, moon, star
2018Maker of Middle-earth [370]item 168
2018Tolkien Treasures 107

Note: The omission of greeting cards and jigsaw puzzles from the above list of sources is intentional.

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