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Art made with black ink : 225 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 #1Dust-jacket for The Hobbit, final art
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 32r
tableaux
black ink pencil watercolor white body color
birds · eagles bridges · fords clouds · mists · snow dragons moon mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas stars sun trees · forests
Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Esgaroth (Lake-town) Long Lake
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1937The Hobbit A·3·adust jacket
1975’76 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·10front cover
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd3monochrome
1992Life & Legend 5499
1992Family Album 70topright 45% only (front cover)
1993Descriptive Bibliography 6III
1995Art. & Ill. 151144
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 plate three, bottom
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 17monochrome
2011Art of Hobbit slipcase frontcentral 40% only
2011Art of Hobbit [5]spine only
2011Art of Hobbit 138101
2018Maker of Middle-earth [324–25]item 146
2018Tolkien Treasures [84]detail of back cover and spine
2018Tolkien Treasures [102 –] 3
TAI #4The Hill: Hobbiton across the Water
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 7r
The Hill
perspectives
black ink white body color
architecture bridges · fords buildings clouds · mists · snow rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
Bag End Bagshot Row The Hill The Shire The Water
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1937The Hobbit A·3·a4
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[12]1, left2nd impression and later, per Christopher Tolkien’s preface to the 2nd edition.
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·66166
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd39
1995Art. & Ill. 10597
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 62
2011Art of Hobbit 3210
2018Maker of Middle-earth [298]98
TAI #5The Trolls
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 9r
perspectives
black ink white body color
fire tools · instruments trees · forests Trolls
Rhudaur The Trollshaws
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1937The Hobbit A·3·a49
1975’76 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·10Februarycolorized
1977’78 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·13Februarycolorized
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[14]2, left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[15]2, rightcolorized
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·661817
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd48
1991Hobbit Birthday Book E·ii·2810Octobercolorized
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-10-05colorized
1995Art. & Ill. 111102
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 74
2011Art of Hobbit 4016
2018Maker of Middle-earth [300]item 137
2018Tolkien Treasures 88
2018Tolkien Treasures [89]enlarged detail featuring the trolls themselves
2018Tolkien Treasures [back cover]enlarged detail featuring the trolls themselves
TAI #6The Mountain-path
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 13r
perspectives
black ink
lightning mountains · hills roads · paths
Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1937The Hobbit A·3·a68
1975’76 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·10Novembercolorized
1977’78 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·13Novembercolorized
1978The Silmarillion A·15·ddust jacketcolorized
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[24]7, left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[25]7, rightcolorized
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·662821
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd67
1991Hobbit Birthday Book E·ii·2811Novembercolorized
1995Art. & Ill. 118109
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 102
2011Art of Hobbit 5834
2018Maker of Middle-earth 304item 139
2018Tolkien Treasures 93
TAI #7The Misty Mountains looking West from the Eyrie towards Goblin Gate
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 14r
perspectives
black ink
birds · eagles clouds · mists · snow mountains · hills trees · forests
Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1937The Hobbit A·3·a117
1975’76 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·10Marchcolorized
1977’78 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·13front covercolorized
1977’78 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·13Marchcolorized
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[26]8, left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[27]8, rightcolorized
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·662924
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd121
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291991-12-30colorized
1992Life & Legend 4792
1995Art. & Ill. 119111
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 158
2011Art of Hobbit 6238
TAI #8Beorn’s Hall
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 17r
perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture buildings fire
Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1937The Hobbit A·3·a126
1975’76 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·10Januarycolorized
1977’78 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·13Januarycolorized
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[30]10, left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[31]10, rightcolorized
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·663027
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd130
1991Hobbit Birthday Book E·ii·2812Decembercolorized
1992Family Album 58
1995Art. & Ill. 123116
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 170
2011Art of Hobbit 7044
TAI #9MirkwoodSee also TAI #29

Original is lost; all reproductions are of the 1937 plate.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 27r
friezes perspectives
black ink pencil
trees · forests
Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1937The Hobbit A·3·a146, facing
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[84]37, leftmonochrome
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd153
1995Art. & Ill. 9688monochrome
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 192
2007History of Hobbit plate VII, top
2011Art of Hobbit 7547
2018Maker of Middle-earth 3918from published “The Hobbit” plate
TAI #10‘The ElvenKing’s Gate’
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 19r
elvenking’s gate
perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture bridges · fords buildings rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
The Forest River Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1937The Hobbit A·3·a177
1975’76 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·10Julycolorized
1977’78 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·13Julycolorized
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[34]12, left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[35]12, rightcolorized
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·663133
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd184
1991Hobbit Birthday Book E·ii·287Julycolorized
1995Art. & Ill. 128121
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 224
2011Art of Hobbit front coverinverted coloring
2011Art of Hobbit 8858
2011Art of Hobbit 8959, bottom rightdetail of entrance
2011Art of Hobbit back coverinverted coloring
2018Maker of Middle-earth 17468
TAI #11Lake Town
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 23r
perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture bridges · fords buildings clouds · mists · snow rivers · lakes · seas ships · boats trees · forests
Celduin (River Running) Esgaroth (Lake-town) Long Lake Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1937The Hobbit A·3·a196
1975’76 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·10Augustcolorized
1977’78 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·13Augustcolorized
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[40]15, left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[41]15, rightcolorized
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·663238
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd202monochrome, with yellow-brown border
1991Hobbit Birthday Book E·ii·286Junecolorized
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-04-27colorized
1995Art. & Ill. 133127
1995Tolkien: Básně dust covercolorized detail of center right
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 244
2011Art of Hobbit 9866
TAI #12The Front GateSee also TAI #238
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 24r
perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture clouds · mists · snow mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Celduin (River Running) Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1937The Hobbit A·3·a209
1975’76 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·10Octobercolorized
1977’78 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·13Octobercolorized
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[42]16, left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[43]16, rightcolorized
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·663340
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd215
1991Hobbit Birthday Book E·ii·282Februarycolorized
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-02-24colorized
1995Art. & Ill. 137130
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 256
2011Art of Hobbit 10168
TAI #13The Hall at Bag-End, Residence of B. Baggins Esquire
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 25r
perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture buildings roads · paths trees · forests
Bilbo
Bag End The Hill The Shire
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1937The Hobbit A·3·a307
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Februarycolorized
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[50]20, left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[51]20, rightcolorized
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·663449
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd315
1991Hobbit Birthday Book E·ii·289Septembercolorized
1992Life & Legend [45]97middle third, without caption
1995Art. & Ill. 146139
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 363
2011Art of Hobbit 12790
2011Art of Hobbit 141103, top centerdetail of Bilbo
TAI #14WilderlandSee also TAI #463
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 35r
friezes maps
black ink blue ink
arrows · compass roses dragons mountains · hills roads · paths spiders · insects trees · forests
Anduin Bruinen (Loudwater) Carrock Celduin (River Running) The Desolation of Smaug Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Ered Mithrin (Grey Mountains) Esgaroth (Lake-town) The Forest River The Old Forest Road The Gladden Fields River Gladden Greylin River Langwell Long Lake Mirkwood Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Mitheithel (Hoarwell) Mount Gundabad Mountains of Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland) Rhudaur Rivendell (Imladris) The Withered Heath
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1937The Hobbit A·3·bback endsheet
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·664452monochrome
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd336monochrome
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-06-26dragon only, in red, mirror image
1995Art. & Ill. 9487monochrome
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 399monochrome
2018Maker of Middle-earth [318–19]item 144
2018Tolkien Treasures 96
2018Tolkien Treasures [97]enlarged detail
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 #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 #17“Bilbo Woke Up with the Early Sun in His Eyes”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 28r
perspectives
black ink watercolor white body color
birds · eagles clouds · mists · snow mountains · hills trees · forests
Bilbo
Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1938The Hobbit A·3·b118, facing
1972’73 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·5April
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6March
1973’74 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·7April
1975’76 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·10September
1977’78 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·13September
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[29]9
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·662026
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd122monochrome
1991Hobbit Birthday Book E·ii·281January
1992Life & Legend 55102
1995Art. & Ill. 121113
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 second plate, top
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 160monochrome
2011Art of Hobbit 6339
2011Art of Hobbit 141103, bottomdetail of Bilbo
2018Maker of Middle-earth [307]item 140
2018Tolkien Treasures 98
2018Tolkien Treasures [99]enlarged detail of eagle and Bilbo
TAI #18“Conversation with Smaug”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 30r
perspectives
black ink colored ink pencil watercolor white body color
architecture Cirth dragons rings · jewels · gold weapons
Bilbo Smaug
Erebor (The Lonely Mountain)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1938The Hobbit A·3·b228, facing
1972’73 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·5June
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6July
1973’74 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·7June
1975’76 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·10December
1977’78 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·13December
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[45]17
1987’88 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·27July
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·662542
1987’88 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·26July
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd3monochrome; as part of first American dust jacket
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd230monochrome
1991Hobbit Birthday Book E·ii·284April
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-08-03
1995Art. & Ill. 140133
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 third plate, top
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 dust jacketcenter only
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 18monochrome; as part of first American dust jacket
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 277monochrome
2007History of Hobbit plate XI, top
2011Art of Hobbit 10471
2011Art of Hobbit 141103, centerdetail of Bilbo
2018Maker of Middle-earth [288]enlarged detail showing Smaug, Bilbo, and the Arkenstone
2018Maker of Middle-earth [314]item 143
2018Tolkien Treasures front coverdetail
2018Tolkien Treasures 100
2018Tolkien Treasures [101]enlarged detail showing Smaug, Bilbo, and the Arkenstone
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 #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 #21The Tree of Amalion
perspectives
black ink
plants · flowers · grasses trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1964Tree & Leaf A·7front cover
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[92]41, left
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-07-24
1993Descriptive Bibliography 185VIII
2015Tolkien Estate web site Trees gallery6th item (“Stylized Tree”)
TAI #23Death of Smaug
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 31r
perspectives
black ink colored pencil pencil red ink
architecture buildings dragons fire moon rivers · lakes · seas
Smaug
Esgaroth (Lake-town) Long Lake
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1972’73 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·5July
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6September
1973’74 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·7July
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[49]19
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd261monochrome
1992Life & Legend 54111
1995Art. & Ill. 144137
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 fifth plate, top
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 306monochrome
2007History of Hobbit plate XII, top
2011Art of Hobbit 11378
2018Maker of Middle-earth [315]104
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 #27“Halls of Manwe on the Mountains of the World above Faerie”

Penciled on verso, “Halls of Manwe on the / Mountains of the World / above Faerie”. Also referred to as “Taniquetil.”

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 13r
perspectives
black ink watercolor white body color
clouds · mists · snow mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas ships · boats stars sun
Taniquetil (Oiolossë)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6January
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15March
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20front cover
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Decemberrecto
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20back cover
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[73]31
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-02-03reversed
1992Life & Legend front cover
1995Art. & Ill. front cover
1995Art. & Ill. 5652
2015Tolkien Estate web site Website Illustrations gallery4th item (“Halls of Manwë ~ Taniquetil”)
2018Maker of Middle-earth [221]item 72
2018Tolkien Treasures 66
2018Tolkien Treasures [67]detail showing swan boat and Elven city of Alqualondë (“Swanhaven”)
TAI #29“Beleg finds Gwindor in Taur-nu-Fuin”See also TAI #9

Later titled “Fangorn Forest,” an early name for Taur-nu-Fuin (Dorthonion), not to be confused with Treebeard’s Fangorn. The image was later the inspiration for “Mirkwood.”

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 14r
perspectives
black ink colored ink pencil watercolor
trees · forests
Beleriand Taur-nu-Fuin (Dorthonion)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6December
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12May
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15August
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Marchrector/l reversed
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[85]37, right
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-12-30
1995Art. & Ill. 5854
2011Art of Hobbit 7648
2015Tolkien Estate web site Website Illustrations gallery5th item (“Taur-na-Fúin [sic] ~ Fangorn Forest”)
2018Maker of Middle-earth [4–5]enlarged detail showing Beleg
2018Maker of Middle-earth 224–[225]item 74
2018Tolkien Treasures 72
2018Tolkien Treasures [73]enlarged detail showing Beleg and Gwindor
TAI #30“Lúthien Tinúviel” plaque with heraldic device

MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 10r, shows that Hammond & Scull‘s orientation in Artist & Illustrator is correct, and that the diameter (unclear as to inner or pencil guide) is (or should be) 54mm — though this figure was crossed out and not emended.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 9r
heraldic devices
black ink colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia plants · flowers · grasses stars
Lúthien Tinúviel
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6back covertopdevice only
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Apriltop rightdevice only; [unsure of orientation]
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Decemberversodevice only
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, upper leftdevice only
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291993-01-01device only
1992Life & Legend 77216enlarged detail of plaque showing device and inscription
1992Life & Legend 85monochrome; device only
1995Art. & Ill. 197195
2018Maker of Middle-earth [237]item 81device and title inscription only
2018Tolkien Treasures 82
2018Tolkien Treasures [83]device only
TAI #34“Númenórean tile”

MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 15r, confirms orientation. Inscribed in pencil to right, “10–13/12/60”. Inscribed in pencil below, “Numenórean tile from Elennor / preserved in Gondor. / Pattern derived from the / Gondolin (Idril’s Device / the Cornflower-pattern / Menelluin)”

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 14r
artifacts patterns
black ink colored pencil pencil
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6back covercenter
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Julytop
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Marchverso
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[103]46, toprotated 90º counterclockwise
1992Life & Legend 77219
2018Maker of Middle-earth 174
TAI #35Eärendil heraldic device

MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 6r, confirms orientation; also, that each side is (or should be) 51mm — though this figure was crossed out and not emended. Faint compassed circle guide surrounds it, several mm outside of furthest extremities

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 5r
heraldic devices
black ink colored pencil pencil watercolor
emblems · insignia stars
Eärendil
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6back coverright
1977The Silmarillion A·15dust jacket (back)top right
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Februaryverso, righttipped 45º
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, near bottom right
1992Life & Legend [66]top leftmonochrome
TAI #36“Lúthien Tinúviel” plaque with heraldic device

MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 8r shows that Hammond & Scull‘s orientation is correct, and that the diameter (unclear as to inner or pencil guide) is 54mm — though this was crossed out and not emended)

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 7r
heraldic devices patterns
black ink colored pencil pencil watercolor
emblems · insignia plants · flowers · grasses
Lúthien Tinúviel
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6back coverbottom leftdevice only
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15front coverdevice only; [unsure of orientation]
1977The Silmarillion A·15dust jacket frontdevice only
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Julyverso, leftdevice only
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, upper rightdevice only
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-01-24device only
1992Life & Legend 74217, center leftmonochrome
1992Life & Legend 77217, centerenlarged detail of plaque showing device and inscription
1995Art. & Ill. 197194device only
2018Maker of Middle-earth [237]item 80device and title inscription only
2018Tolkien Treasures 80
2018Tolkien Treasures [81]enlarged
TAI #38Elwë heraldic device

MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 2r, shows that Hammond & Scull‘s orientation is correct; also, that each side is (or should be) 51mm — though this figure was crossed out and not emended.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 1r
heraldic devices
black ink colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia stars
Elwë
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6back coverbottom
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Apriltop left[unsure of orientation]
1977The Silmarillion A·15dust jacket (back)bottom left
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Mayverso, leftrotated 90º counterclockwise
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, top left
1995Art. & Ill. 194191, lower
TAI #39The Lonely Mountain
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 102r
perspectives
black ink pencil
buildings dragons moon mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas stars
Smaug
Celduin (River Running) Dale The Desolation of Smaug Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Ered Mithrin (Grey Mountains) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1974Lonely Mountain (poster) E·ii·8
1987The Hobbit A·3·yi11per Hammond & Scull’s blog entry, “Foreword to the Hobbit”
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·663241
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd230
1995Art. & Ill. 143136
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 273
2011Art of Hobbit 11177
TAI #40“hringboga heorte gefysed”See also TAI #213

‘”Now was the heart of the coiling beast stirred“, Beowulf, line 2,561.’ Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth, p. 270.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 37r
tableaux
black ink pencil watercolor
dragons
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976Drawings E·i·1[upper cover]
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Januarytop
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[91]40, top
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-11-06
1992Life & Legend [3]monochrome
1992Life & Legend [52]132monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 5248, center
1995Art. & Ill. back cover
2014Beowulf dust jacket (front)
2015Tolkien Estate web site Website Illustrations gallery9th item
2018Maker of Middle-earth [271]95, center
2018Tolkien Treasures [57]center
TAI #41Design for The Hobbit front cover
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 38r
diagrams · designs tableaux
black ink pencil white body color
dragons mountains · hills
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976Drawings E·i·1[11]top dragon only
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd[i]top dragon only
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd[xi]top dragon only
1995Art. & Ill. 147140
2011Art of Hobbit 13092
TAI #42Dwarves marchingSee also TAI #46
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 19r
tableaux
black ink pencil
Dwarves mountains · hills
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976Drawings E·i·1[13]
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd40monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 112103, bottom
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 65
2007History of Hobbit plate IX, bottom
2011Art of Hobbit 10773, bottom
TAI #45Dragon and Warrior
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 39
tableaux
black ink pencil watercolor
dragons fire weapons
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976Drawings E·i·1[17]monochrome
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Januarybottom right
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[91]40, lower right
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-12-05mirror image
1995Art. & Ill. 5249
2011Art of Hobbit 5227
TAI #46Smaug in flightSee also TAI #42
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 19r
diagrams · designs tableaux
black ink pencil
dragons
Smaug
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976Drawings E·i·1[19]
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd40monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 112103, top right
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 65
2007History of Hobbit plate IX, bottom
2011Art of Hobbit 10773, top right
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 #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 #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 #60“Mithrim”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 33r
friezes perspectives
black ink pencil watercolor
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Hithlum Lake Mithrim
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Februarycenter
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Junerecto
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[75]32
1992Life & Legend 68208
1995Art. & Ill. 5046
2018Maker of Middle-earth 21684
2018Tolkien Treasures 70–[71]
TAI #65“Melian” heraldic device

Inscribed to the lower right in pencil, “Melian”, with the orientation shown in Pictures and A&I.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 32r
heraldic devices
black ink blue ink colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia stars
Melian
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Aprilcenter[unsure of orientation]
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Septemberverso
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, top center
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-08-14rotated 180º
1995Art. & Ill. 196193
TAI #70‘Beren Gamlost’ heraldic device and plaquard

Inscribed to the right in pencil, “Beren Gamlost / historical / plaque”.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 29r
heraldic devices
black ink colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia mountains · hills stars sun
Beren
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Aprillower rightdevice only; [unsure of orientation]
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Augustverso, rightdevice only
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, upper middledevice only
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-01-03device only
2018Maker of Middle-earth [238]item 82, top
TAI #73“Núm[enórean] carpet”

Inscribed in pencil at bottom, “7–9/12/60” and “Num carpet”. Orientation of inscription confirms that of reproductions.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 16r
artifacts patterns
black ink colored pencil pencil
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Julylower left
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Januaryverso, right
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[103]46, lower left
TAI #74“Númenórean carpet”

Inscribed in pencil at bottom, “4–7/12/60” and “Numenórean carpet”. Orientation of inscription confirms that of Hammond & Scull’s reproduction.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 17r
artifacts patterns
black ink colored pencil pencil
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Julylower right[uncertain re orientation]
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Novemberverso, leftrotated 180º
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[103]46, lower rightrotated 180º
1995Art. & Ill. 191187
TAI #76“Glórund sets forth to seek Túrin”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 34r
elvenking’s gate
friezes perspectives tableaux
black ink watercolor
clouds · mists · snow dragons fire mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas sun trees · forests
Beleriand Nargothrond River Narog
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15November
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Octoberrecto
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[87]38
1982Unfinished Tales A·17·dfront cover
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-08-31
1992Life & Legend 68207
1995Art. & Ill. 5147
2015Tolkien Estate web site Website Illustrations gallery6th item
2018Maker of Middle-earth [200]enlarged detail of Glórund, Nargothrond, the Narog, and mountains
2018Maker of Middle-earth [231]item 76
2018Tolkien Treasures 76
2018Tolkien Treasures [77]detail
TAI #88The Elvenking’s gate from across the river

Verso: runes for Thror’s map; see Art of the Hobbit fig. 31, p. 57.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 36r
elvenking’s gate
perspectives
black ink pencil watercolor
architecture bridges · fords clouds · mists · snow moon rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths spiders · insects trees · forests
The Forest River Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18April
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[33]11
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd185monochrome
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 224monochrome
2007History of Hobbit plate VII, bottom
2011Art of Hobbit 7950
2011Art of Hobbit 8959, top rightdetail of entrance
TAI #90The Tree of Amalion
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 88, fol. 1
tableaux
black ink colored pencil watercolor
plants · flowers · grasses trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Maybottom left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[93]41, bottom
2015Tolkien Estate web site Trees gallery8th item (“Tree in Flower”)
2018Maker of Middle-earth [183]item 47
2018Tolkien Treasures [60]detail
2018Tolkien Treasures 61
TAI #92“The Three Trolls are turned to Stone”See also TAI #317
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 21r
perspectives tableaux
black ink pencil
Dwarves fire sun tools · instruments tools · instruments trees · forests Trolls
Rhudaur The Trollshaws
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Junecolorized
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[16]3, left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[17]3, rightcolorized
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd51black on tan
1995Art. & Ill. 109100
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 81
2007History of Hobbit plate V, top
2011Art of Hobbit 3915
2011Art of Hobbit 141103, top rightdetail of Bilbo
TAI #97paisley pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 73r
patterns
black ink colored pen colored pencil pencil
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Julynear upper rightrotated 90º counterclockwise
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[99]44, near lower leftrotated 90º clockwise
1995Art. & Ill. [186]183, right
TAI #104‘Sketch for The Forest River’
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 21r
barrel rider
perspectives
black ink pencil watercolor
architecture buildings moon mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Bilbo
The Forest River Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18August
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[37]13
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd198monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 129122
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 238monochrome
2011Art of Hobbit 9261
2011Art of Hobbit 141103, center leftdetail of Bilbo
2018Maker of Middle-earth [310]102
TAI #111“Smaug flies round the Mountain”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 24r
perspectives
black ink pencil watercolor white body color
architecture buildings moon mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas stars
Celduin (River Running) Dale The Desolation of Smaug Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Ered Mithrin (Grey Mountains) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18October
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[47]18
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-11-02
2007History of Hobbit plate X, bottom
2011Art of Hobbit 10975
TAI #119Idril Celebrindal heraldic device
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 13r
heraldic devices
black ink colored pen colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia
Idril Celebrindal
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Octoberverso (right)rotated 45º clockwise
1992Life & Legend [75]centermonochrome; rotated 45º counter-clockwise
1995Art. & Ill. 192188, top right
TAI #120Númenórean helmet
diagrams · designs objects
black ink blue ink green ink red ink
crowns · hats · helms
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1982Unfinished Tales A·17·efront cover
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 #132First Silmarillion map
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 2/X, fol. 3r
maps
black ink colored pencil green ink pencil red ink
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
Beleriand Doriath Hithlum
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1986HM4: Shaping A·24·a220–1north and south halves on 2 color plates
1986HM4: Shaping A·24·b220–1north and south halves in b&w
1992Life & Legend 89198monochrome
2018Maker of Middle-earth [223]item 73
2018Tolkien Treasures 68
2018Tolkien Treasures [69]detail of northwest
TAI #133Thror’s Map (original version)See also TAI #134

On folio with TAI #134.

Marquette MS. Tolkien MSs-1/1/1
artifacts maps
black ink
arrows · compass roses mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Celduin (River Running) Dale The Desolation of Smaug Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Esgaroth (Lake-town) The Forest River Long Lake Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland) The Withered Heath
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1987The Hobbit A·3·yii–iiimonochrome
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd29monochrome
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 plate 4, top
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 10monochrome
2004Invented Worlds 9
2007History of Hobbit vol. 1 frontispiece
2011Art of Hobbit 5024
2011History of Hobbit 2 frontispiece 1recto
2011Double Worlds/Creative Process front coverpartially obscured
2018Maker of Middle-earth [291]item 134
TAI #135“Gate of the Elvenking’s Halls”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 33r
elvenking’s gate
perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture bridges · fords mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
The Forest River Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1987The Hobbit A·3·yi8
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd184
1995Art. & Ill. 127120
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 224, bottom
2011Art of Hobbit 8253
2011Art of Hobbit 8959, bottom leftdetail of entrance
TAI #136Plan (I) of the Lonely MountainSee also TAI #334

Arbitrarily assigned “I”. Hammond & Scull call this a “Plan of the Lonely Mountain”; Anderson a “schematic drawing … of the Lonely Mountain as seen from the west.”

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 25r
diagrams · designs
black ink pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
Celduin (River Running) The Desolation of Smaug Erebor (The Lonely Mountain)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1987The Hobbit A·3·yi12monochrome
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd218monochrome
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 259, top
2007History of Hobbit plate II, bottom
2011Art of Hobbit 12084
TAI #138”Bag End Underhill”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 3r
perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture buildings plants · flowers · grasses roads · paths trees · forests
Bag End The Hill Hobbiton The Shire
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1987The Hobbit A·3·bi14
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd24
1995Art. & Ill. 9890monochromen
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 46
2011Art of Hobbit 222
TAI #139“The Hill: Hobbiton”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 5r
The Hill
perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
Bagshot Row The Hill Hobbiton The Shire The Water
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·66135
1995Art. & Ill. 10092monochrome
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 62
2011Art of Hobbit 254
TAI #141“Trolls’ Hill”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 8r
perspectives
black ink pencil red ink
clouds · mists · snow fire mountains · hills roads · paths trees · forests
The East-West Road Rhudaur The Trollshaws
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·661916monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 10899
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 68monochrome
2007History of Hobbit plate V, bottom
2011Art of Hobbit 3613
2018Maker of Middle-earth [301]99
TAI #142Sketch map from the Hobbit manuscript
Marquette MS. Tolkien 1/1/7/10
maps
black ink pencil
buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
Anduin Carrock The Gladden Fields River Gladden Mirkwood Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·663129
2011Art of Hobbit 7245
TAI #143The Hobbit trial dust-jacket
Marquette MS. Tolkien 1/2/4
tableaux
black ink pencil watercolor
birds · eagles dragons moon mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas sun trees · forests
Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Long Lake
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·668–91monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 149143monochrome
2007History of Hobbit dust jacket frontmonochrome on yellow; dragon, central mountain & next five peaks w/neighboring trees
2007History of Hobbit dust jacket front fly leafmonochrome on yellow; five mountains w/neighboring trees
2007History of Hobbit dust jacket back fly leafmonochrome on yellow; reversed; five mountains w/neighboring trees
2011Art of Hobbit 137100
2018Maker of Middle-earth [321]item 145
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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #207“The hills of the morning”

Inscribed in faint pencil: in lower right, “Nov. 19 [?61]”; in upper left, “Ambaróna”; in bottom center, “The Hills of the Morning”.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 37r
perspectives
black ink colored pencil pencil red ink
mountains · hills plants · flowers · grasses rivers · lakes · seas sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. [2]frontispiece
2018Maker of Middle-earth [74]36
TAI #208Goosegrass
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 60r
objects tableaux
black ink
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. [6]2monochrome
TAI #211The shores of Faëry
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 22r
perspectives
black ink pencil watercolor
buildings moon mountains · hills stars sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 4844
2015Tolkien Estate web site Landscapes gallery5th item
2018Maker of Middle-earth [203]item 65
2018Tolkien Treasures [4–5]detail
2018Tolkien Treasures 64
TAI #213flowerSee also TAI #40
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 37r
diagrams · designs objects
black ink pencil watercolor
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend [52]132, upper rightmonochrome
1992Life & Legend 91upper leftmonochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 5248, upper right
2018Maker of Middle-earth [271]95, upper right
2018Tolkien Treasures [57]upper right
TAI #214flowerSee also TAI #40
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 37r
diagrams · designs objects
black ink pencil watercolor
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend [52]132.3, top rightmonochrome
1992Life & Legend 93bottom leftblack & white
1995Art. & Ill. 5248, top right
2018Maker of Middle-earth [271]95, top right
2018Tolkien Treasures [57]top right
TAI #216Nargothrond
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 34r
elvenking’s gate
perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture bridges · fords mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Beleriand Nargothrond River Narog
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 6057monochrome
2011Art of Hobbit 8555
TAI #218The Wood at the World’s End

Pencilled in lower right, “1928”.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 88, fol. 22r
perspectives tableaux
black ink watercolor
mountains · hills sun trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 6360
2011Art of Hobbit 13699
TAI #219Wilderland, preliminary art
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 49r
maps
black ink colored pencil pencil red ink
arrows · compass roses mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Anduin Celduin (River Running) Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Ered Mithrin (Grey Mountains) The Forest River The Old Forest Road Mirkwood Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Mount Gundabad Mountains of Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland) Rivendell (Imladris)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 9084
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 plate 4, bottom
2007History of Hobbit plate I, bottom
2011Art of Hobbit 12488
2018Maker of Middle-earth [317]105
TAI #220“Thror’s Map. Copied by B. Baggins”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 33r
artifacts maps
black ink pencil red ink
arrows · compass roses Cirth mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Celduin (River Running) Dale The Desolation of Smaug Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Long Lake Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend 48107monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 9285monochrome
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 51monochrome
2007History of Hobbit plate I, top
2011Art of Hobbit 5125
TAI #224The Hill: Hobbiton
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 4r
The Hill
perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture bridges · fords buildings mountains · hills roads · paths trees · forests
Bag End Bagshot Row The Hill Hobbiton The Shire The Water
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 10294
2007History of Hobbit plate IV, top
2011Art of Hobbit 276
TAI #227“Riding down into Rivendell”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 17r
Rivendell
perspectives
black ink colored pencil pencil
architecture bridges · fords buildings horses mountains · hills plants · flowers · grasses rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Rhudaur Rivendell (Imladris)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 113104
2007History of Hobbit plate V, bottom
2011Art of Hobbit 4217
TAI #229“The Misty Mountains Looking West from the Eagles’ Eyrie towards Goblin Gate”

Inscribed on verso, ”The Misty Mountains / looking West / from the Eagles’ Eyrie towards / Goblin Gate”.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 30r
perspectives
black ink pencil
birds · eagles clouds · mists · snow mountains · hills trees · forests
Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 119110
2011Art of Hobbit 6137
2015Tolkien Estate web site Landscapes gallery2nd item (“The Misty Mountains”)
TAI #230“Firelight in Beorn’s House”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 15r
perspectives
black ink pencil red ink
architecture buildings fire tools · instruments
Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 122115
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 171, top
2007History of Hobbit plate VI, bottom
2011Art of Hobbit 6741
TAI #231Entrance to the Elvenking’s Halls
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 35r
elvenking’s gate
perspectives
black ink pencil watercolor
architecture bridges · fords mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
The Forest River Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 124117
2011Art of Hobbit 7849
2011Art of Hobbit 8959, top leftdetail of entrance
TAI #232Entrance to the Elvenking’s Halls
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 32r
elvenking’s gate
perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture bridges · fords mountains · hills plants · flowers · grasses rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
The Forest River Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 125118
2011Art of Hobbit 8051
2011Art of Hobbit 8959, center leftdetail of entrance
TAI #233Entrance to the Elvenking’s Halls
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 31r
elvenking’s gate
black ink pencil
architecture bridges · fords clouds · mists · snow mountains · hills plants · flowers · grasses rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
The Forest River Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 125119
2011Art of Hobbit 8152
2011Art of Hobbit 8959, center rightdetail of entrance
TAI #235“ESGAROTH”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 22r
perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture bridges · fords buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas ships · boats tools · instruments trees · forests
Celduin (River Running) Esgaroth (Lake-town) Long Lake Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 132126
2007History of Hobbit plate VIII, bottom
2011Art of Hobbit 9765
TAI #236The Lonely Mountain
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 26r
diagrams · designs perspectives
black ink colored pencil pencil red ink
buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Celduin (River Running) Dale The Desolation of Smaug Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 134128
2007History of Hobbit plate II, top
2011Art of Hobbit 12287, top
TAI #237map of the Long Lake
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 26r
maps
black ink colored pencil pencil red ink
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Celduin (River Running) Esgaroth (Lake-town) The Forest River Long Lake Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 134128
2007History of Hobbit plate II, top
2011Art of Hobbit 12287, bottom
TAI #238Gnarled treeSee also TAI #12

Many (including Hammond & Scull in ArtH) have noticed that this anthropomorphic tree of Tolkien’s looks just like that in TAI #12. Inscribed in right margin, “July 1928” and in upper right corner, “20”.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 88, fol. 20r
tableaux
black ink
trees · forests
Celduin (River Running) Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 136129
2011Art of Hobbit 10067
TAI #239“View from Back Door”

with and on top of TAI #240.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 48v
perspectives
black ink pencil
clouds · mists · snow mountains · hills sun
Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 139132
2007History of Hobbit plate IX, middle
2011Art of Hobbit 10370, right
TAI #241Smaug flies around the Lonely Mountain
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 22r
perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture buildings clouds · mists · snow dragons mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Celduin (River Running) Dale The Desolation of Smaug Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Ered Mithrin (Grey Mountains) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 142134
2011Art of Hobbit 10874
TAI #242The Front Door
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 23r
friezes perspectives
black ink brown ink pencil watercolor
buildings dragons moon mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Celduin (River Running) Dale The Desolation of Smaug Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Ered Mithrin (Grey Mountains) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 142135
2007History of Hobbit plate X, top
2011Art of Hobbit 11076
TAI #243The Coming of the Eagles
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 45r
perspectives
black ink pencil red ink
birds · eagles clouds · mists · snow mountains · hills tools · instruments
Celduin (River Running) Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) The Iron Hills Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 145138monochrome
2007History of Hobbit plate XII, bottom right
2011Art of Hobbit 11680
TAI #244Design for Hobbit back cover and spine
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 43r
diagrams · designs friezes tableaux
black ink pencil
Cirth dragons moon mountains · hills
Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 147141monochrome
2011Art of Hobbit 13497
TAI #246Hobbit cover sketch: moon and rune
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 43r
diagrams · designs
black ink
Cirth moon
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 147141, upper centermonochrome
2011Art of Hobbit 13497, upper center
TAI #248Hobbit cover sketch: moon and rune
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 43r
diagrams · designs
black ink pencil
Cirth moon
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 147141, right
2011Art of Hobbit 13497, right
TAI #249Hobbit cover sketch: moon and rune
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 43r
diagrams · designs
black ink pencil
Cirth moon
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 147141, lower centermonochrome
2011Art of Hobbit 13497, lower center
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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #272snowflake
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 73r
patterns
black ink pencil
clouds · mists · snow
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. [186]183, upper left
TAI #275paisley pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 73r
patterns
black ink blue pen green pen pencil
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. [186]183, bottom, center left
TAI #306Device of Idril Celebrindal
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 13r
heraldic devices
black ink colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia
Idril Celebrindal
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 192188, top center
TAI #308Device of Idril Celebrindal
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 13r
diagrams · designs heraldic devices
black ink colored pen colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia
Idril Celebrindal
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 192188, lower left
TAI #310Finarphin heraldic device

Inscribed in pencil to the right “Finarphin & / his House / esp. Finrod”. Related folio 4r says “DO NOT USE”.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 3r
heraldic devices
black ink colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia sun
Finarphin
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend [66]bottom leftmonochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 195192, top
2018Maker of Middle-earth 8039 (upper)
TAI #311linquë súrisse

four bamboo-like stalks

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 53r
tableaux
black ink green ink
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 198196, upper left
2015Tolkien Estate web site Trees gallery9th item (“Three [sic] Grasses”)
TAI #312linquë súrisse

three sets of three stalks

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 53r
tableaux
black ink green ink
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 198196, center top
2015Tolkien Estate web site Trees gallery10th item (“Nine Grasses”)
TAI #313grass
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 53r
tableaux
black ink green ink
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 198196, right
2015Tolkien Estate web site Trees gallery1st item (“Stylized Grasses”)
TAI #314súriquessë

eleven stalks, fanned; leftmost stalk broken

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 53r
tableaux
black ink green ink red ink
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 198196, bottom
TAI #317“The Three Trolls are turned to Stone”See also TAI #92
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 20r
perspectives tableaux
black ink white body color
Dwarves fire sun tools · instruments tools · instruments trees · forests Trolls
Rhudaur The Trollshaws
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend 49108
2011Art of Hobbit 3814
TAI #318Elrond’s house and the bridge at Rivendell
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 17v
diagrams · designs perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture bridges · fords buildings rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
Rhudaur Rivendell (Imladris)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 4318
TAI #320Sketch (II) for Thror’s Map
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 22v
artifacts maps
black ink pencil
arrows · compass roses buildings dragons mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Celduin (River Running) Dale Dale The Desolation of Smaug Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) The Iron Hills Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 5226
TAI #322Sketch for “Beorn’s Hall”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 16v
diagrams · designs perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture buildings
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 6842
TAI #323Sketch for “Beorn’s Hall”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 16r
diagrams · designs perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture buildings fire
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 6943
TAI #324Revised map of the Misty Mountains and the upper part of the Great River
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 50r
maps
black ink colored pencil pencil
bridges · fords buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Anduin Carrock The Old Forest Road Mirkwood Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 7346
TAI #325Entrance to the Elvenking’s halls
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 18v
elvenking’s gate
perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture bridges · fords mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
The Forest River Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 8656
TAI #326”Elfking’s Gate”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 18r
elvenking’s gate
perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture bridges · fords mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
The Forest River Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 8757
TAI #329The White Dragon Pursues Roverandom & the Moondog

Not Smaug circling Erebor, but it might as well be.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 3r
perspectives
black ink
dragons moon mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas spiders · insects stars
Smaug
Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 10772
TAI #331Map of Lonely Mountain and surrounding lands
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 50v
maps
black ink pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) The Forest River Long Lake Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 11882
TAI #332Map of Lonely Mountain and surrounding lands

Mountains to the north/east of Erebor more likely to be the Iron Hills than Ered Mithrin?

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 51r
maps
black ink colored pencil pencil
arrows · compass roses mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Celduin (River Running) Dale The Desolation of Smaug Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Ered Mithrin (Grey Mountains) Esgaroth (Lake-town) The Forest River The Iron Hills Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 11983
TAI #334Plan (II) of the Lonely MountainSee also TAI #136
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 46r
diagrams · designs perspectives
black ink
clouds · mists · snow mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
Celduin (River Running) The Desolation of Smaug Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 12085
TAI #337Dragon sketch
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 38v
diagrams · designs tableaux
black ink
dragons
Smaug
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 12891, top right
TAI #340Dragon sketch
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 38v
diagrams · designs tableaux
black ink pencil
dragons
Smaug
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 12891, bottom right
TAI #341Trial drawing for The Hobbit binding frieze
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 41r
friezes
black ink
mountains · hills
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 13193, top
TAI #343Trial drawing for The Hobbit binding frieze
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 41r
friezes
black ink pencil
moon mountains · hills sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 13193, center
TAI #344Trial drawing for The Hobbit binding frieze
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 41r
friezes
black ink
mountains · hills
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 13193, fourth line
TAI #345Trial drawing for The Hobbit binding frieze
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 41r
diagrams · designs friezes
black ink pencil
mountains · hills
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 13193, bottom
TAI #347Design for The Hobbit upper binding
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 40r
diagrams · designs friezes
black ink pencil
moon mountains · hills sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 13295
2011Art of Hobbit slipcase backin light gray and dark gray; no text
TAI #349Sketch of a hobbit
diagrams · designs tableaux
black ink
belts · boots · clothing
Bilbo
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 140102
TAI #352Design for The Hobbit binding frieze
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 42r
friezes
black ink pencil
mountains · hills
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 144106
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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #462Fantasy landscape with covered bridge
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 26r
perspectives
black ink watercolor
bridges · fords mountains · hills roads · paths sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Tolkien Estate web site Landscapes gallery6th item
2018Maker of Middle-earth [175]item 43
TAI #479‘Owlamoo’
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 88, fol. 32r
tableaux
black ink red ink watercolor
birds · eagles
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend 83monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 8479
2018Maker of Middle-earth [179]item 45
TAI #483“linquë súrissë”

7 stalks: 1st and 7th half-height, 4th three-quarters height

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 65r
tableaux
black ink
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth [185]item 48
2018Tolkien Treasures [12]
TAI #487“parma mittarion“
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 22r
friezes patterns
black ink
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth [193]item 61
2018Tolkien Treasures [44]detail
2018Tolkien Treasures 58
TAI #488Second Silmarillion map
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 5/1, fols. 93–6
maps
black ink blue ink green ink pencil red ink
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Beleriand Doriath Gondolin Hithlum Nargothrond Taur-nu-Fuin (Dorthonion)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth 227item 75
2018Maker of Middle-earth [228–29]detail of center section
2018Tolkien Treasures 74
2018Tolkien Treasures [75]northwest detail
TAI #489“Númenórean pattern”

Together with TAI #490, #491, #492, and #493, on folio with ink inscription “Númenórean Patterns“.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 23r
patterns
black ink blue pen green pen red pen
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth [195]item 62, top left
2018Tolkien Treasures 78top left
TAI #490“Númenórean pattern”

Together with TAI #489, #491, #492, and #493, on folio with ink inscription “Númenórean Patterns“.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 23r
patterns
black ink green pen red pen
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth [195]item 62, top right
2018Tolkien Treasures 78top right
TAI #491“Númenórean pattern”

Together with TAI #489, #490, #492, and #493, on folio with ink inscription “Númenórean Patterns“.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 23r
patterns
black ink blue pen green pen red pen
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth [195]item 62, upper middle
2018Tolkien Treasures 78upper middle
TAI #492“Númenórean pattern”

Together with TAI #489, #490, #491, and #493, on folio with ink inscription “Númenórean Patterns“.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 23r
patterns
black ink green pen red pen
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth [195]item 62, lower middle
2018Tolkien Treasures 78lower middle
TAI #493“Númenórean pattern”

Together with TAI #489, #490, #491, and #492, on folio with ink inscription “Númenórean Patterns“.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 23r
patterns
black ink blue pen green pen red pen
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth [195]item 62, bottom right
2018Tolkien Treasures 78bottom right
TAI #494“ranalinque”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 57r
patterns
black ink pencil
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth [199]item 64
2018Tolkien Treasures 79
TAI #498‘Maddo’
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 88, fol. 31r
tableaux
black ink colored ink watercolor
moon stars trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 8478
2018Maker of Middle-earth 17870
TAI #499‘Súriquessë’

21 stalks

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 64r
tableaux
black ink
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth [185]73
TAI #502flowering rushes
Bodleian MS Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 13r
tableaux
black ink colored pen pencil
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth [189]item 51, bottom
TAI #503paisley design
Bodleian MS Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 28r
patterns
black ink colored pen colored pencil
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth [189]item 52, upper left
TAI #504paisley design
Bodleian MS Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 28r
patterns
black ink colored pen colored pencil
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth [189]item 52, upper right
TAI #505paisley design
Bodleian MS Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 28r
patterns
black ink colored pen colored pencil
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth [189]item 52, middle right
TAI #506paisley design
Bodleian MS Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 28r
patterns
black ink colored pen colored pencil
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth [189]item 52, lower left
TAI #507paisley design
Bodleian MS Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 28r
patterns
black ink brown ink
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth [189]item 52, lower right
TAI #508abstract design in coloured ballpoint
Bodleian MS Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 119r
patterns
black ink colored pen
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth [189]item 53
TAI #538‘Numenore’
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 21r
patterns
black ink pencil
Tengwar
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth 196item 63, top
TAI #539belt, ribbon, or caterpillar
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 21r
objects patterns
black ink pencil
belts · boots · clothing
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth 196item 63, upper left
TAI #540belt or ribbon
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 21r
objects patterns
black ink pencil
belts · boots · clothing
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth 196item 63, middle left
TAI #541belt or ribbon
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 21r
objects patterns
black ink pencil
belts · boots · clothing
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth 196item 63, middle right
TAI #542‘Aldarion’
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 21r
patterns
black ink pencil
Tengwar
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth 196item 63, lower left
TAI #543‘Aldarion’
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 21r
patterns
black ink pencil
Tengwar
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth 196item 63, lower right
TAI #545“ranalinque”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 56v
patterns
black ink green ink
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth 19878
TAI #546‘Taurobel’
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 1/XIV, fol. 105r
tableaux
black ink
bridges · fords plants · flowers · grasses rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Tol Eressëa
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth [213]82, top
TAI #547‘Cortirion’
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 1/XIV, fol. 105r
tableaux
black ink pencil
birds · eagles buildings stars sun trees · forests
Tol Eressëa
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth [213]82, center
TAI #548‘Finarphin’ heraldic device

Inscribed in blue colored pencil “Finwe / ____”, but crossed out with pencil; then inscribed “Finarphin” in pencil.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 29r
heraldic devices
black ink colored pencil pencil red ink
stars
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth [238]item 82, bottom
TAI #551‘Celbarus’
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 1/XIV, fol. 105r
tableaux
black ink pencil
mountains · hills rings · jewels · gold sun trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth [213]82, bottom

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

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