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Tolkien Art Index

Art made with colored pencil : 131 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 #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 #24“Old Man Willow”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 71r
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
clouds · mists · snow plants · flowers · grasses rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
The Old Forest The Withywindle
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1972’73 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·5August
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6August
1973’74 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·7August
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12JanuaryDrawings by J.R.R. Tolkien states this is an “enlarged detail.” Hammond & Anderson does not. Could someone check this?
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[53]21
1995Art. & Ill. 155147
2015Art of LR 4223
2015Tolkien Estate web site Trees gallery4th item
2018Maker of Middle-earth [334–35]item 151
2018Tolkien Treasures [111]
TAI #25‘Moria Gate’

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

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 72r (also MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 15r)
Durin’s doors
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
architecture mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Eregion (Hollin) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1972’73 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·5Septemberlower portion
1972’73 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·5Octoberupper portion
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6Novemberupper portion
1973’74 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·7Septemberlower portion
1973’74 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·7Octoberupper portion
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12Marchupper portion
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[55]22, rightupper portion
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2a, E·i·2b[59]24lower portion
1992Life & Legend 69151upper portion
1992Pictures 2 E·i·2c[57]23lower portion; (items 23 and 24 were switched for this edition to make Moria items adjacent)
1995Art. & Ill. 157148upper portion
1995Art. & Ill. 157149lower portion
2015Art of LR 6439
2018Maker of Middle-earth [344–45]item 155lower portion
2018Maker of Middle-earth [347]item 156upper portion
2018Tolkien Treasures 112lower portion
2018Tolkien Treasures [113]upper portion
TAI #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 #28‘The Forest of Lothlorien in Spring’
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 12r
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
plants · flowers · grasses trees · forests
Lórien (Lothlórien)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6April
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12April
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[61]25
1995Art. & Ill. 162157
2015Art of LR 8864
2015Tolkien Estate web site Trees gallery5th item
2018Maker of Middle-earth [351]item 160
2018Tolkien Treasures [104]enlarged detail
2018Tolkien Treasures 118
TAI #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 #31Fingolfin heraldic device

Inscribed in pencil to right, “Fingolfin & / his house”. MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 4r, shows that all reproductions of this device before 2018 are rotated 90º counterclockwise to what was intended; also, that each side is (or should be) 51mm — though this figure was crossed out and not emended.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 3r
heraldic devices
blue ink colored pencil pencil red ink
emblems · insignia stars sun
Fingolfin
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6back covertop leftrotated 90º counterclockwise
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Februarytop right[unsure of orientation]
1977The Silmarillion A·15·adust jacket (back)top leftrotated 90º counterclockwise
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Novemberverso, rightrotated 90º counterclockwise
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, top rightrotated 90º counterclockwise
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-03-06rotated 90º counterclockwise, then inverted
1992Life & Legend 67top leftrotated 90º counterclockwise; monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 195192, lowerrotated 90º counterclockwise
2018Maker of Middle-earth 8139 (lower)
TAI #32Finwë heraldic deviceSee also TAI #63

MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 2r, confirms orientation; 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
colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia sun
Finwë
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6back covertop right
1995Art. & Ill. 194191, upper
TAI #33Fëanor heraldic device

Inscribed to the right in pencil, “Fëanor”. 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.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 5r
heraldic devices
colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia sun
Fëanor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6back coverleft
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Februarytop left[unsure of orientation]
1977The Silmarillion A·15dust jacket (back)bottom right
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Octoberverso, left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, near top right
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-07-17mirrored vertically
1992Life & Legend [66]middle leftmonochrome
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 #37Idril Celebrindal plaque with heraldic device

Inscribed above in Tengwar in blue pencil, “Menelluin Irildeo Ondolindello”; in Latin characters in pencil to the lower right, “Idril’s Device / The ‘Cornflower‘ pattern / Menelluin. / Origin of (often / debased) Numenorean / circular patterns”; and in Latin characters below, “Inlaid plaque / preserved from Gondolin / & descending from Earendil / to Númenor, whence it was / saved by Elendil & taken to / Gondor”. MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 12r 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. 11r
heraldic devices
colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia plants · flowers · grasses
Idril Celebrindal
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6back coverbottom rightdevice only
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Apriltop left of centerdevice only; [unsure of orientation]
1977The Silmarillion A·15dust jacket (back)centerdevice only
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Julyverso, rightdevice only
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, lower middledevice only
1992Life & Legend 77218
1992Life & Legend 91leftdevice only; black & white
1995Art. & Ill. 192189
2018Maker of Middle-earth [237]item 79device and title inscription only
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 #48“Rivendell looking East”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 12r
Rivendell
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
architecture bridges · fords buildings clouds · mists · snow mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Rhudaur Rivendell (Imladris)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12February
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[21]5
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·662319monochrome
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd64monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 115106
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 99monochrome
2011Art of Hobbit 4521
TAI #49“Helm’s Deep & the Hornburg”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 76r
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
architecture bridges · fords buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
The Deeping Stream Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Helm’s Deep Hornburg Rohan Thrihyrne Westfold
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12Junetext removed
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[63]26text removed
1995Art. & Ill. 165161monochrome
2015Art of LR 10174
TAI #50“Dunharrow”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 79r
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
clouds · mists · snow mountains · hills roads · paths trees · forests
Dunharrow Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Starkhorn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12July
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[69]29
1990HM8: War A·28iplate, recto
1995Art. & Ill. 171166
2015Art of LR 159124
2018Maker of Middle-earth [357]item 163
2018Tolkien Treasures [116]enlarged detail of standing stones
2018Tolkien Treasures 117
TAI #52“Stanburg / Steinborg”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 18r
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Gondor Minas Tirith Mindolluin White Tower
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12Augustrightwith “Orthanc”
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[65]27, right
1995Art. & Ill. 173168
2015Art of LR 142106
TAI #53“Shelob’s Lair”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 81r
perspectives
black ink colored pencil pencil
buildings clouds · mists · snow fire mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Mordor Shelob’s Lair
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12September
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[67]28
1990HM8: War A·28iplate, verso
1992Life & Legend 73160
1995Art. & Ill. 175171
2015Art of LR 12593
TAI #54“Orodruin, Mt. Doom, Sam’s Path”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 82r
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
bridges · fords clouds · mists · snow fire mountains · hills roads · paths
Plateau of Gorgoroth Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom) Sammath Naur (Chambers of Fire)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12Octoberleftwith “the Walls of Barad-dûr”
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[70]30, left
1992HM9a: Sauron A·2942
2015Art of LR 191150, center
TAI #55“Rivendell looking West”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 10r
Rivendell
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
architecture bridges · fords buildings clouds · mists · snow mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Rhudaur Rivendell (Imladris)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12November
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[19]4
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·662918monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 114105
2011Art of Hobbit 4420
2015Tolkien Estate web site Website Illustrations gallery3rd item
2018Maker of Middle-earth [302]100
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 #61“Hador” heraldic device

Inscribed to the right in pencil, “Hador”.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 28r
heraldic devices
colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia
Hador
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Februarylower left[unsure of orientation]
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, bottom left
TAI #62“Eärendil” heraldic device

Oriented on page such that the four star tails extend to the SW, with “Earendil” inscribed in pencil to the right, with the same orientation. However, there is an arrow pointing NE, and another “Earendil (2)” inscription with that orientation; if that’s done, then the tails of the stars travel straight down, as if the stars are rising, rather than falling.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 35r
heraldic devices
blue ink colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia stars
Eärendil
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Februarylower right[unsure of orientation]
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Februaryverso (left)rotated 180º
TAI #63“Finwë” heraldic deviceSee also TAI #32

Inscribed in pencil to right of item, “Finwe´ of the High / Kings of the Noldor / Lozenged form”.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 26r
heraldic devices
colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia sun
Finwë
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Apriltop right of center[unsure of orientation]
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Mayverso (right)rotated 180º
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, near top leftrotated 90º counterclockwise
1991’92 Diary E·ii·29intro
TAI #64“Finrod” Felagund heraldic device

Inscribed in pencil to the lower left, “___ emblem / of Finrod” and two more lines I cannot read. The device and its inscribed text are rotated 180º compared to everything else on MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 29r, but the torch and the inscription confirm this orientation.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 29r
heraldic devices
colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia fire tools · instruments
Finrod Felagund
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Aprilcenter leftdevice only; [unsure of orientation]
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Augustverso, leftdevice only
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, lower leftdevice only
2018Maker of Middle-earth [238]item 82rotated 180º
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 #66Gilgalad heraldic device
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 30r
heraldic devices
colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia stars
Gilgalad
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Aprilcenter right[unsure of orientation]
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Aprilverso, right
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, lower right
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-04-24rotated 180º
1995Art. & Ill. 193190, far right
TAI #67heraldic device of the Silmarils

Inscribed in pencil to the right, “Ancient / Emblem / representing / one derivation of / the Silmarils / from the light of / the trees upon / Ezellohar”.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 34r
heraldic devices
colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia rings · jewels · gold
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Aprillower left[unsure of orientation]
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[105]47, bottom center
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-04-04
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 #89The Tree of Amalion
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 53
tableaux
colored pencil pencil
plants · flowers · grasses trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Maytop left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[93]41, top
1979Tree & Leaf; Smith; Beorhtnoth A·13cover(third impression)
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-12-12mirror image
1995Art. & Ill. 6462
2015Tolkien Estate web site Website Illustrations gallery (“The Tree of Amalión [sic]”)
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 #96sun pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 73r
patterns
colored pen colored pencil pencil
sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Julynear upper left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[99]44, near lower rightrotated 180º
1995Art. & Ill. [186]183, top right
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 #101coiled insect pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 73r
patterns
colored pen colored pencil pencil
spiders · insects
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Julynear lower rightrotated 180º
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[99]44, near upper leftrotated 180º
1995Art. & Ill. [186]183, center left
TAI #112seascape frieze
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 52
friezes tableaux
colored pencil pencil
birds · eagles clouds · mists · snow rivers · lakes · seas
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·18Novembertop
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[95]42, top
1983The Silmarillion A·15·jfront coverdetail
1995Art. & Ill. 6259, top
TAI #116mountains & trees frieze
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 52
friezes tableaux
colored pencil pencil
clouds · mists · snow moon mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1978’79 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·7Novemberbottom
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[95]42, bottom
1983The Silmarillion A·15·jfront coverdetail
1995Art. & Ill. 6259, middle
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 #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 #140“One morning early in the Quiet of the World”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 1r
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
architecture roads · paths trees · forests
Bilbo Gandalf
Bag End The Hill Hobbiton The Shire
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·66177monochrome
1992Life & Legend [48]105monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 9789monochrome
2007History of Hobbit plate III, top
2011Art of Hobbit 201
2011Art of Hobbit 141103, top leftdetail of Bilbo
2018Maker of Middle-earth [295]97
TAI #146Map of roads and rivers between Weathertop and the Ford of Bruinen IISee also TAI #366
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2
maps
colored pencil pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
Bruinen (Loudwater) The East-West Road Mitheithel (Hoarwell) Rhudaur The Trollshaws Weathertop
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1988HM6: Shadow 201belowredrawn by CT
2015Art of LR 5030, bottom
TAI #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 #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 #168Map of Rohan, Gondor, and Mordor
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 126r
maps
blue pen colored pencil pencil pink pen
bridges · fords mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
Anduin Barad-dûr (Dark Tower) Gondor Plateau of Gorgoroth Ithilien Lebennin Minas Morgul Minas Tirith Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom) Rohan
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·281171detail showing Sam & Frodo’s journey from Emyn Muil to the Morannon; redrawn in black ink by CT
2015Art of LR 134102detail showing Sam & Frodo’s journey from Emyn Muil to the Morannon
2015Art of LR 183144detail showing Sam & Frodo’s journey in Mordor
2015Art of LR 206161
2015Tolkien Estate web site Maps gallery3rd item (“Rohan ~ Gondor ~ Mordor”)
2018Maker of Middle-earth 394–[95]item 178
2018Tolkien Treasures 132
2018Tolkien Treasures [133]enlarged detail centering on Minas Tirith
TAI #169Minas Morghul and the Cross-roads
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 127r
maps
black ink colored pencil pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
The Cross-roads Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Minas Morgul Mordor Morgul Vale
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28181monochrome
2015Art of LR 12391
2018Maker of Middle-earth [387]item 174
2018Tolkien Treasures 128
2018Tolkien Treasures [129]enlarged detail of Minas Morgul and the Cross-roads
TAI #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 #178Map of Rohan and Gondor (original art)See also TAI #419
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 118r
maps
colored pencil pencil
fire mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
Anduin Barad-dûr (Dark Tower) The Cross-roads Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Gondor Lebennin Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom) Osgiliath Rohan
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28269redrawn in black in by CT
2015Art of LR 168132
2018Maker of Middle-earth 402
TAI #186The ‘Second Map’ of Middle-earth
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 123r
maps
black ink blue ink colored chalk colored pencil pencil red ink
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Anduin Barad-dûr (Dark Tower) Emyn Muil Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Ered Lithui (Ashen Mountains) Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Gondor Lebennin Minas Morgul Minas Tirith Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom) Rohan Udûn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28434–5redrawn in black ink by CT
2015Art of LR 135103track of Frodo and Sam
2015Art of LR 136104
2015Art of LR 179141detail of NW Mordor
2018Maker of Middle-earth 400–[01]item 180
2018Tolkien Treasures 134
2018Tolkien Treasures [135]enlarged detail of the White Mountains
TAI #193Orthanc IaSee also TAI #194
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 77r
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Isengard Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29138above
1995Art. & Ill. 167163, above
2015Art of LR 10979, above
TAI #194Orthanc IbSee also TAI #193
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 77r
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
Isengard Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29138below
1995Art. & Ill. 167163, below
2015Art of LR 10979, below
TAI #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 #215Mountain landscape

Pencilled in lower right, “Lyme Regis / Aug. 1928”.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 88, fol. 21r
perspectives
colored pencil
mountains · hills roads · paths trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 5753
2011Art of Hobbit 6036
2018Maker of Middle-earth 22086
TAI #217bushes, stars, and sun frieze
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 52
friezes tableaux
colored pencil pencil
clouds · mists · snow mountains · hills plants · flowers · grasses stars sun trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 6259, bottom
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 #222“Gandalf at Door”

Inscribed in pencil on verso: “Gandalf at Door”.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 2r
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
architecture buildings trees · forests
Gandalf
Bag End The Hill Hobbiton The Shire
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 9991
2007History of Hobbit plate III, bottom
2011Art of Hobbit 233
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 #228“Rivendell”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 11r
Rivendell
perspectives
colored pencil
architecture bridges · fords buildings clouds · mists · snow mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Rhudaur Rivendell (Imladris)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 116107
2011Art of Hobbit 4622
TAI #234sketch for Bilbo Comes to the Huts of the Raft-elves
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 20r
barrel rider
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas tools · instruments trees · forests
The Forest River Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 130123
2007History of Hobbit plate VIII, top
2011Art of Hobbit 9463
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 #251Buckland Ferry

a.k.a. “Brandywine Ferry,“ per ArtLR.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 13r
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
architecture buildings fire mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths ships · boats tools · instruments trees · forests
Baranduin (Brandywine) Buckland The Shire
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 154146
2015Art of LR 4121
TAI #254Book of Mazarbul; page 1, version 2See also TAI #56
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/3/11/12a
artifacts
colored pencil pencil
books · letters Cirth
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 160155
2015Art of LR 7956
TAI #255Dimrill Dale and Mountains of Moria
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol 11r
diagrams · designs perspectives
colored pencil pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Caradhras (Barazinbar; Redhorn) Celebdil (Zirakzigil; Silvertine) Dimril Dale Fanuidhol (Bundushathûr; Cloudyhead) Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 163158monochrome
2015Art of LR 6137
TAI #256Rauros Falls & the Tindrock
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 14r
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Emyn Muil Rauros Tol Brandir
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 164159
2015Art of LR 9368
TAI #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 #270multicolor sun
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 73r
patterns
colored pen colored pencil pencil
sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. [186]183, top left
TAI #271snowflake
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 73r
patterns
colored pen colored pencil pencil
clouds · mists · snow
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. [186]183, upper center
TAI #281flaming half circle
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 40r
patterns
colored pen colored pencil pencil
fire sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 188184, col. 1, top
TAI #282paisley pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 40r
patterns
colored pen colored pencil pencil
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 188184, col. 1, center
TAI #284flaming lotus
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 40r
patterns
colored pen colored pencil pencil
fire sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 188184, col. 2, bottom
TAI #286flaming half circle
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 40r
patterns
colored pen colored pencil pencil
fire sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 188184, col. 3, near top
TAI #287flaming half circle
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 40r
patterns
colored pen colored pencil pencil
fire sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 188184, col. 3, center
TAI #288flaming half circle on stage
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 40r
friezes patterns
black pen colored pen colored pencil pencil
fire sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 188184, col. 3, near bottom
TAI #289concentric circle pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 40r
patterns
colored pen colored pencil pencil
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 188184, col. 3, bottom
TAI #290flaming half circle
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 40r
patterns
colored pen colored pencil pencil
fire sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 188184, col. 4, top
TAI #291paisley pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 40r
patterns
black pen colored pen colored pencil pencil
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 188184, col. 4, near top
TAI #292flaming half circle
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 40r
patterns
black pen colored pencil pencil
fire sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 188184, col. 4, center
TAI #293double paisley pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 40r
patterns
black pen colored pen colored pencil pencil
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 188184, col. 4, bottom
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 #307Device of Idril Celebrindal
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 13r
heraldic devices
colored pen colored pencil pencil
emblems · insignia
Idril Celebrindal
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 192188, 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 #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 #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 #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 #358Map of the Shire
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fols. 3–4
maps
blue ink colored pencil pencil pink ink
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
Baranduin (Brandywine) The Barrow Downs The East-West Road The Old Forest The Shire The Withywindle
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 3315
2015Art of LR 3416detail
TAI #359Map of the Shire
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 7
maps
black ink blue ink colored pencil pencil red ink
bridges · fords mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
Baranduin (Brandywine) The Barrow Downs Bree The East-West Road The Hill Hobbiton The Old Forest The Shire The Water The Withywindle
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 3517
TAI #360Map of the Shire
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 2
maps
colored pencil pencil
Baranduin (Brandywine) Bywater The East-West Road The Hill The Shire The Water Woody End
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 3618
TAI #362Brandy Hall
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 13v
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
architecture buildings trees · forests
Buckland
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 4122
TAI #367Map of the route taken by the Black Riders
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 8
maps
colored pencil pencil red ink
bridges · fords mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
Baranduin (Brandywine) Bree Bruinen (Loudwater) The East-West Road The Greenway The Greenway Isengard Mitheithel (Hoarwell) Rohan The Shire Weathertop
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 5432
TAI #369Contour sketch of the Misty Mountains around Mirrormere
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 10r
diagrams · designs maps
colored pencil pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Dimril Dale Eregion (Hollin) Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 6036, top left
TAI #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 #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 #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 #418Map of the White Mountains and the Stone of Erech

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

Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 18
maps
black ink colored pencil pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Gondor Stone of Erech
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 167130
TAI #419Map of Rohan and Gondor (corrected art)See also TAI #178
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 118r and 119r
maps
colored pencil pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Anduin Barad-dûr (Dark Tower) Emyn Muil Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Ered Lithui (Ashen Mountains) Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Gondor Lebennin Minas Morgul Minas Tirith Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom) Osgiliath Rohan Udûn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 168131O9–Q19 only
2015Art of LR 168132all but O13–O16 & P13–P15
2018Maker of Middle-earth [403]item 181
2018Tolkien Treasures 140
TAI #420Map of Rohan and Gondor
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 17
maps
black ink colored pencil pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Anduin Barad-dûr (Dark Tower) Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Ered Lithui (Ashen Mountains) Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Gondor Minas Morgul Minas Tirith Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom) Osgiliath Rohan Udûn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 170133
TAI #422Map of Stonewain Valley and Minas Tirith
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 122r
maps
blue ink colored pencil pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
Anduin Cair Andros Eilenach Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Lebennin Minas Tirith Mordor Osgiliath The Stonewain Valley
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 173136
2015Tolkien Estate web site Maps gallery4th item (“Minas Tirith”)
2018Maker of Middle-earth [389]item 175
2018Tolkien Treasures 130
TAI #423The White Mountains, Minas Tirith, and Osgiliath
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 122v
diagrams · designs perspectives
blue pen colored pencil pencil
arrows · compass roses buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
Anduin Emyn Muil Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Gondor Lebennin Minas Morgul Minas Tirith Mindolluin Mordor Osgiliath
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 174137
2015Tolkien Estate web site Maps gallery5th item (“Minas Tirith ~ Elevation”)
2018Maker of Middle-earth 388122
2018Tolkien Treasures 131
TAI #424Sketch-plan of the Pelennor
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/7/21/2b
diagrams · designs maps
blue ink colored pencil
Gondor Minas Tirith The Pelennor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 175138
TAI #427aerial view of Mordor
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 15r
perspectives
colored pencil pencil
fire mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Ered Lithui (Ashen Mountains) Harad Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom) Udûn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 180142, right
2018Maker of Middle-earth [363]115
TAI #428Aerial view of part of Mordor

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

Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 25r
perspectives
blue ink colored pencil pencil
mountains · hills roads · paths
Barad-dûr (Dark Tower) Cirith Ungol Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Ered Lithui (Ashen Mountains) Plateau of Gorgoroth Minas Morgul Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom) Udûn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 181143
TAI #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 #481daisy study for “Lúthien Tinúviel” heraldic device
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 7r
diagrams · designs
colored pencil pencil
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend 74217, upper rightmonochrome; inlaid plaque including device
1992Life & Legend 77217, upper rightinlaid plaque including device
2018Tolkien Treasures 80upper right
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 #515flower design
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 64r
patterns tableaux
black pen blue pen colored pencil green pen red pen
plants · flowers · grasses stars
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth [190]item 55
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 #549six-pointed star, study for ‘Finarphin’ heraldic device
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 29r
heraldic devices patterns
colored pencil
stars
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth [238]item 82, lower left
TAI #550star cluster, study for ‘Finarphin’ heraldic device
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 29r
heraldic devices patterns
colored pencil
stars
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth [238]item 82, lower right

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

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