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Art showing arrows · compass roses : 14 items

TAI #3Thror’s map

East is on top.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 34r
artifacts maps
blue ink red ink
arrows · compass roses Cirth dragons mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas spiders · insects
Celduin (River Running) The Desolation of Smaug Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Long Lake Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1937The Hobbit A·3·bfront endsheet
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd28monochrome, with yellow-brown runes; moon-letters omitted
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd63monochrome, with runes on left in light yellow-brown
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-03-13spider & web only, rotated
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-03-27upper dragon only, flipped horizontally
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-09-25manicule and runes (from left) only
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 50moon-letters omitted
2011Art of Hobbit [3]lower dragon only; rust-colored ink
2011Art of Hobbit 5328
2018Maker of Middle-earth [292–93]96
2018Tolkien Treasures 92
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 #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 #182Plan of Minas Tirith

Compass rose has west and south switched. — cwmh

Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/7/1/4b
maps
pencil
arrows · compass roses mountains · hills roads · paths
Gondor Minas Tirith Mindolluin Rath Dínen (Silent Street) White Tower
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28290monochrome
2015Art of LR 147110
TAI #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 #221Thror’s Map proof
Marquette MS. Tolkien 1/2/5/1
artifacts maps
printed proof
arrows · compass roses Cirth dragons mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas spiders · insects
Celduin (River Running) Dale The Desolation of Smaug Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) The Forest River Long Lake Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 9386monochrome
2011Art of Hobbit 5429
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 #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 #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 #403Mindolluin
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 19r
diagrams · designs maps
pencil
arrows · compass roses mountains · hills roads · paths
Gondor Minas Tirith Mindolluin
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 147109
TAI #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 #429Distances and dates in Mordor
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 26r
diagrams · designs maps
black pen blue ink pencil pink ink
arrows · compass roses mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom) Udûn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 184145
TAI #463Wilderland, annotatedSee also TAI #14

This includes pencilled annotations and coordinates, presumably by JRRT.

diagrams · designs maps
pencil
arrows · compass roses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Tolkien Estate web site Maps gallery6th item (“Wilderland”)

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

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