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Art showing Mordor : 54 items

TAI #The First Map: Tinco snapshot

Geographic tags forthcoming.

MS. Tolkien Drawings 103r
maps
black ink colored chalk colored pen colored pencil pencil
bridges · fords mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1989302Map Ienlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT; I7–P7
1989305Map IIenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT; I7–M19; N7–N9; N15–N19; O7–P8
1989308Map IIIAenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT; O9–T19
1989309Map IIIenlarged detail, redrawn in black ink by CT; P7–T8
199263176monochrome; I7–M22, N7–N9, N15–N22, O7–T8, O20–T22
20159670I7–M22, N7–N9, N15–N22, O7–T8, O20–T22
2018[front endpapers]enlarged detail of I7–M21, N7–N9, N15–N21, O7–Q8, O20–Q21
2018[front endpaper, verso]enlarged detail of I7–M13, N7–N9, N15–N13, O7–Q8
2018[417]enlarged detail of I14–M21, N15–N21, O20–Q21
2018[rear endpapers]enlarged detail of I7–M21, N7–N9, N15–N21, O7–Q8, O20–Q21
TAI #The First Map: Parma snapshot

Image and geographic tags forthcoming.


maps
black ink colored chalk colored pen colored pencil pencil
Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1989302Map Iredrawn in black ink by CT; D1–P7
1989303Map IAredrawn in black ink by CT; A6–H17
1989305Map IIredrawn in black ink by CT; I7–M19, N7–N9, N15–N19, O7–P8
1989308Map IIIAredrawn in black ink by CT; O9–T19
1989309Map IIIredrawn in black ink by CT; P7–T8
199263176monochrome; A1–H17, I1–M22, N1–N9, N15–N22, O1–Q8, R7–T8, O20–T22
20159670A1–H17, I1–M22, N1–N9, N15–N22, O1–Q8, R7–T8, O20–T22
201511583O15–O16
2018[front endpapers]I6–M21, N6–N9, N15–N21, O6–Q8, O20–Q21
2018[front endpaper, verso]I6–M13, N6–N9, O6–Q8
2018[398]L6–M19, N6–N9, N15–N19, O6–Q8, R7–S8
2018[399]item 179A1–H17, I1–M22, N1–N9, N15–N22, O1–Q8, R7–T8, O20–T22
2018[417]I14–M21, N15–N21, O20–Q21
2018[rear endpapers]I6–M21, N6–N9, N15–N21, O6–Q8, O20–Q21
TAI #The First Map: Calma snapshot

Image and geographic tags forthcoming.


maps
black ink colored chalk colored pen colored pencil pencil
Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1989302Map Iredrawn in black ink by CT; D1–P7
1989303Map IAredrawn in black ink by CT; A6–H17
1989305Map IIredrawn in black ink by CT; I7–M19, N7–N9, N15–N19, O7–P8
1989309Map IIIredrawn in black ink by CT; P7–P9, P15–P19, Q7–T19, U9–W19
1989314Map IVAredrawn in black ink by CT; N10–P14
199263176monochrome; everything except N10–P13
20159670everything except N10–P13
201511583everything except O13–P13
TAI #The First Map: Quesse snapshot

Image and geographic tags forthcoming.


maps
black ink colored chalk colored pen colored pencil pencil
Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1989302Map Iredrawn in black ink by CT; D1–P7
1989303Map IAredrawn in black ink by CT; A6–H17
1989305Map IIredrawn in black ink by CT; I7–M19, N7–N9, N15–N19, O7–P8
1989309Map IIIredrawn in black ink by CT; P7–P9, P15–P19, Q7–T19, U9–W19
1989314Map IVAredrawn in black ink by CT; N10–N11
1989317Map IVBredrawn in black ink by CT; O10–P14
199263176monochrome; everything except N10–P14
20159670everything except N10–P14
20159771, top right and bottom leftN12–N14, O10–P14
201511583everything except O13–P14
TAI #The First Map: Ando snapshot

Image and geographic tags forthcoming.


black ink colored chalk colored pen colored pencil pencil
Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1989302Map Iredrawn in black ink by CT; D1–P7
1989303Map IAredrawn in black ink by CT; A6–H17
1989305Map IIredrawn in black ink by CT; I7–M19, N7–N9, N15–N19, O7–P8
1989309Map IIIredrawn in black ink by CT; P7–P9, P15–P19, Q7–T19, U9–W19
1989314Map IVAredrawn in black ink by CT; N10–N11
1989317Map IVCredrawn in black ink by CT; N12–P14
199263176monochrome; everything except N10–P14
20159670everything except N10–P14
20159771, bottom center and bottom rightN12–P14
201511583everything except O13–P14
TAI #The First Map: Umbar snapshot

Image and geographic tags forthcoming.


black ink colored chalk colored pen colored pencil pencil
Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1989302Map Iredrawn in black ink by CT; D1–P7
1989303Map IAredrawn in black ink by CT; A6–H17
1989305Map IIredrawn in black ink by CT; I7–M19, N7–N9, N15–N19, O7–P8
1989309Map IIIredrawn in black ink by CT; P7–P9, P15–P19, Q7–T19, U9–W19
1989317Map IVCredrawn in black ink by CT; N14–P14
1989319Map IVDredrawn in black ink by CT; N10–N13, O12–P13
199263176monochrome; everything except O10–P11 and N14–P14
20159670everything except O10–P11 and N14–P14
20159771, lower rightN14–P14
201511583everything except O14–P14
TAI #The First Map: Anga snapshot

Image and geographic tags forthcoming.


black ink colored chalk colored pen colored pencil pencil
Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1989302Map Iredrawn in black ink by CT; D1–P7
1989303Map IAredrawn in black ink by CT; A6–H17
1989305Map IIredrawn in black ink by CT; I7–M19, N7–N9, N15–N19, O7–P8
1989309Map IIIredrawn in black ink by CT; P7–P9, P15–P19, Q7–T19, U9–W19
1989317Map IVCredrawn in black ink by CT; N14–P14
1989319Map IVDredrawn in black ink by CT; N10–N13, O12–P13
1989319Map IVEredrawn in black ink by CT; O10–P11
199263176monochrome; everything except N14–P14
20159670everything except N14–P14
20159771, lower rightN14–P14
201511583everything except O14–P14
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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #461unidentified contour
Marquette MS. Tolkien 4/4/19/5b
maps
black ink
mountains · hills
Mordor Morgul Vale
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR [240]192

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