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Tolkien Art Index

Art showing mountains · hills : 220 items

TAI #The First Map: Tinco snapshot

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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 #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 #2The Hobbit, final binding
friezes tableaux
finished binding
Cirth dragons moon mountains · hills sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1937The Hobbit A·3·acovers
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·ddfront coverdragon from front cover only
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd3monochrome
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-05-29dragon from back cover only
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-07-10part of frieze only
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-09-18dragon from front cover only
1993Descriptive Bibliography 5II
1995Art. & Ill. 148142monochrome
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 [i]dragon from front cover only
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 [xiii]dragon from front cover only
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 16, rightmonochrome
2011Art of Hobbit 13598
2018Maker of Middle-earth 320106Bodleian Arch. AA e. 143
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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #22Bilbo comes to the Huts of the Raft-elves
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 29r
barrel rider
perspectives
pencil watercolor white body color
architecture buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas sun trees · forests
Bilbo
The Forest River Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1966The Hobbit A·3·i192, facing
1972’73 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·5May
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6May
1973’74 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·7May
1975’76 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·10June
1977’78 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·13June
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[39]14
1987’88 Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·27June
1987Hobbit: Drawings, W’colors, MSs D·ii·66cover
1987’88 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·26June
1988Annotated Hobbit 1 A·3·dd199monochrome
1991Hobbit Birthday Book E·ii·283March
1991’92 Diary E·ii·291992-03-30
1992Life & Legend 58103
1992Family Album 57in poster for Bodleian Library exhibit, “Drawings for ‘The Hobbit’ by J.R.R. Tolkien”
1995Art. & Ill. 131124
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 second plate, bottom
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 239monochrome
2011Art of Hobbit 9564
2011Art of Hobbit 141103, center rightdetail of Bilbo
2015Tolkien Estate web site Trees gallery3rd item
2018Maker of Middle-earth [front cover]enlarged detail
2018Maker of Middle-earth [309]item 141
2018Tolkien Treasures 94
2018Tolkien Treasures [95]enlarged detail of Bilbo and barrels
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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #59“Gondolin and the Vale of Tumladen from Cristhorn”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 12r
perspectives
pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Gondolin Vale of Tumladen
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Januarycolorized
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Augustrectocolorized
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[80]35, left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[81]35, rightcolorized
1995Art. & Ill. 6158
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 #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 #71Nargothrond
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 46
elvenking’s gate
perspectives
pencil watercolor
architecture mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Beleriand Nargothrond River Narog
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15May
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Aprilrecto
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[77]33
2011Art of Hobbit 8454
TAI #72Nargothrond
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 50
elvenking’s gate
perspectives
pencil
architecture mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Beleriand Nargothrond River Narog
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Junecolorized
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Januaryrectocolorized
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[78]34, left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[79]34, rightcolorized
1995Art. & Ill. 6056
2015Tolkien Estate web site Landscapes gallery11th item
TAI #75Tol Sirion
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 51
perspectives
pencil
architecture bridges · fords buildings moon mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths sun trees · forests
Ered Wethrin Taur-nu-Fuin (Dorthonion) Tol Sirion
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Septembercolorized
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Mayrectocolorized
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[82]36, left
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[83]36, rightcolorized
1995Art. & Ill. 5955
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 #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 #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 #123“Isengard & Orthanc (5)”
Marquette 3/5/8/21a
perspectives
pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills
Isengard Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1984Manuscripts E·i·315
1990HM8: War A·2834monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 168164monochrome
2004Invented Worlds front cover
2004Invented Worlds 10
2015Art of LR 11382
TAI #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 #125The Westward Extension
maps
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
Beleriand Hithlum
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1986HM4: Shaping 228
TAI #126The Eastward Extension
maps
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
Beleriand Ered Luin (Blue Mountains) Taur-nu-Fuin (Dorthonion)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1986HM4: Shaping 231
TAI #127Ambarkanta Diagram I
diagrams · designs maps
clouds · mists · snow mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1986HM4: Shaping 243
TAI #128Ambarkanta Diagram II
diagrams · designs maps
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1986HM4: Shaping 245
TAI #130Ambarkanta Diagram IV
diagrams · designs maps
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1986HM4: Shaping 249
2015Tolkien Estate web site Website Illustrations gallery1st item (“Ambarkanta ~ The Shape of the World”)
TAI #131Ambarkanta Diagram V
diagrams · designs maps
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1986HM4: Shaping 251
1987HM5: Lost Road 270detail; re-drawn by CT
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 #134Erebor sketchSee also TAI #133

On folio with TAI #133.

Marquette MS. Tolkien MSs-1/1/1
perspectives tableaux
pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Celduin (River Running) Erebor (The Lonely Mountain)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1987The Hobbit A·3·yiiimonochrome
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 plate 4, top
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 10monochrome
2004Invented Worlds 9
2007History of Hobbit frontispiecerecto
2011Art of Hobbit 5024
2011Double Worlds/Creative Process front coveralmost entirely obscured
2018Maker of Middle-earth [291]item 134, lower right
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 #137“The Back Door”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 48r
perspectives tableaux
pencil
architecture Dwarves mountains · hills tools · instruments
Bilbo
Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1987The Hobbit A·3·yi13
1995Art. & Ill. 138131
2002Annotated Hobbit 2 259, bottom
2007History of Hobbit plate IX, top
2011Art of Hobbit 10269
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 #145map of the East Road and river crossings near Rivendell
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 10
maps
bridges · fords mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
Bruinen (Loudwater) The East-West Road Ettenmoors Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Mitheithel (Hoarwell) Mount Gundabad Rhudaur Rivendell (Imladris)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1988HM6: Shadow 201aboveredrawn by CT
2015Art of LR 5331
TAI #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 #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 #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 #163Orthanc 3
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 98, fol. 2
diagrams · designs
pencil
architecture bridges · fords buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Isengard Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·2833upper rightmonochrome
2015Art of LR 10778
TAI #165Early sketch for Kirith Ungol (I)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/2/11/2a
diagrams · designs
black ink
buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Ennyn Dûr (Mordor Gates) Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28108I
2015Art of LR 11886
TAI #166Early sketch of Kirith Ungol (III)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/2/11/9a
diagrams · designs
black ink
buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Ennyn Dûr (Mordor Gates) Minas Morgul Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28108IImonochrome
2015Art of LR 11988
TAI #167Early idea for Kirith Ungol (IV)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/2/11/13a
diagrams · designs
black ink
buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28114monochrome
2015Art of LR 12089
TAI #168Map of Rohan, Gondor, and Mordor
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 126r
maps
blue pen colored pencil pencil pink pen
bridges · fords mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
Anduin Barad-dûr (Dark Tower) Gondor Plateau of Gorgoroth Ithilien Lebennin Minas Morgul Minas Tirith Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom) Rohan
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·281171detail showing Sam & Frodo’s journey from Emyn Muil to the Morannon; redrawn in black ink by CT
2015Art of LR 134102detail showing Sam & Frodo’s journey from Emyn Muil to the Morannon
2015Art of LR 183144detail showing Sam & Frodo’s journey in Mordor
2015Art of LR 206161
2015Tolkien Estate web site Maps gallery3rd item (“Rohan ~ Gondor ~ Mordor”)
2018Maker of Middle-earth 394–[95]item 178
2018Tolkien Treasures 132
2018Tolkien Treasures [133]enlarged detail centering on Minas Tirith
TAI #169Minas Morghul and the Cross-roads
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 127r
maps
black ink colored pencil pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
The Cross-roads Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Minas Morgul Mordor Morgul Vale
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28181monochrome
2015Art of LR 12391
2018Maker of Middle-earth [387]item 174
2018Tolkien Treasures 128
2018Tolkien Treasures [129]enlarged detail of Minas Morgul and the Cross-roads
TAI #170Plan of Shelob’s Lair

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

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 16r
diagrams · designs
black ink blue ink pencil
mountains · hills roads · paths
Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Mordor Shelob’s Lair
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28201monochrome
2015Art of LR 12694
TAI #171Kirith Ungol from the second stair (II)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/6/8/5a
perspectives
black ink colored pencil pencil
buildings fire mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Mordor Shelob’s Lair
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28204monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 176172
2015Art of LR 12996
TAI #172Simplified plan of Shelob’s lair
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/2/17/28b, p. 62
diagrams · designs
pencil
mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Mordor Shelob’s Lair
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28225monochrome; typing removed (or CT redrawing?)
2015Art of LR 13097
TAI #173Early sketch of Dunharrow II
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/7/6/8a
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills roads · paths
Dunharrow Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Starkhorn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28239center (hidden by text)monochrome
2015Art of LR 150115, center
TAI #174Early sketch of Dunharrow III
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/7/6/8a
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills roads · paths
Dunharrow Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Starkhorn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28239rightmonochrome
2015Art of LR 150115, center right
TAI #175Early sketch of Dunharrow IV
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/7/6/8a
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills roads · paths
Dunharrow Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28239bottommonochrome
2015Art of LR 150115, bottom
TAI #176Plan of Harrowdale
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/2/23/2a
maps
blue ink
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
Dunharrow Edna Edoras Harrowdale Snowbourne Starkhorn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28258monochrome
2015Art of LR 161125
TAI #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 #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 #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 #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 #183Later sketch of Dunharrow (I)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/7/6/11a
diagrams · designs perspectives
black ink pencil
mountains · hills roads · paths
Dunharrow Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Starkhorn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28314upper leftmonochrome
2015Art of LR 164128, center left
TAI #184Later sketch of Dunharrow (II)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/7/6/11a
perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills roads · paths trees · forests
Dunharrow Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Starkhorn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28314lower leftmonochrome
2015Art of LR 164128, bottom left
TAI #185Later sketch of Dunharrow (III)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/7/6/11a
diagrams · designs
pencil
mountains · hills
Dunharrow Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Starkhorn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28314lower right
2015Art of LR 164128, bottom right
TAI #186The ‘Second Map’ of Middle-earth
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 123r
maps
black ink blue ink colored chalk colored pencil pencil red ink
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Anduin Barad-dûr (Dark Tower) Emyn Muil Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Ered Lithui (Ashen Mountains) Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Gondor Lebennin Minas Morgul Minas Tirith Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom) Rohan Udûn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1990HM8: War A·28434–5redrawn in black ink by CT
2015Art of LR 135103track of Frodo and Sam
2015Art of LR 136104
2015Art of LR 179141detail of NW Mordor
2018Maker of Middle-earth 400–[01]item 180
2018Tolkien Treasures 134
2018Tolkien Treasures [135]enlarged detail of the White Mountains
TAI #187Tower of Kirith Ungol
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/8/26/3a
perspectives
blue pen pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·2919monochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 177174monochrome
2015Art of LR 176139
TAI #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 #198Orthanc IIIb
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 78r
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills
Orthanc
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29139III, centermonochrome
2015Art of LR 11080, center
TAI #201Early idea for Dunharrow
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 17v
perspectives
pencil
architecture mountains · hills roads · paths
Dunharrow Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Starkhorn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29140monochrome
2015Art of LR 153116
TAI #202Sketch of Dunharrow
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 17r
perspectives
black ink pencil
architecture mountains · hills roads · paths trees · forests
Dunharrow Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Starkhorn Thrihyrne
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29141topmonochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 170165, topmonochrome
2015Art of LR 154117, top
2015Art of LR 155119detail
2018Maker of Middle-earth [358]113, top
TAI #203Sketch of Dunharrow
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 17r
perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills roads · paths
Dunharrow Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29141lower leftmonochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 170165, lower leftmonochrome
2015Art of LR 154117, lower left
2015Art of LR 155118detail
2018Maker of Middle-earth [358]113, lower left
TAI #204Sketch of Dunharrow
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 17r
perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills roads · paths
Dunharrow Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Starkhorn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29141lower rightmonochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 170165, lower rightmonochrome
2015Art of LR 154117, lower right
2018Maker of Middle-earth [358]113, lower right
TAI #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 #209“Water, wind & sand”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 20r
perspectives tableaux
pencil watercolor white body color
clouds · mists · snow mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 4642
2015Tolkien Estate web site Landscapes gallery4th item
2018Maker of Middle-earth [8–9]enlarged detail
2018Maker of Middle-earth [173]item 42
2018Tolkien Treasures [26]enlarged detail
2018Tolkien Treasures 36
TAI #210“Tanaqui”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 21r
perspectives
pencil watercolor
buildings mountains · hills
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 4743
2015Tolkien Estate web site Landscapes gallery8th item
2018Maker of Middle-earth [82–83]enlarged detail
2018Maker of Middle-earth [206]80
2018Tolkien Treasures [62]detail
2018Tolkien Treasures 65
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 #212The man in the moon
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 23r
perspectives
pencil silver paint watercolor
moon mountains · hills tools · instruments
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 4945
2015Tolkien Estate web site Landscapes gallery9th item
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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #226sketch (III) for The Hill: Hobbiton across the Water

I’ve not seen the first impression of the first edition of Pictures; Christopher Tolkien’s description of “an unpublished sketch of Hobbiton … in which … there are no words … on the signpost” can, however, refer only to this piece — unless there is a further otherwise-unpublished sketch. I’d love to hear from anyone who has the first impression!

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 12v
The Hill
perspectives
pencil
architecture bridges · fords buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
Bag End Bagshot Row The Hill Hobbiton The Shire The Water
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2·a[12]1, leftfirst impression of E·i·2·a only
1995Art. & Ill. 10396
2011Art of Hobbit 309
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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #240sketch of Erebor, River Running, Dale, Long Lake, and Forest River

With and underneath TAI #239.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 48v
diagrams · designs
pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Celduin (River Running) Dale Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) The Forest River Long Lake Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 139132
2007History of Hobbit plate IX, middle
2011Art of Hobbit 10370, center left
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 #245Hobbit cover sketch: sun with moon and rune
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 43r
diagrams · designs tableaux
pencil
Cirth moon mountains · hills sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 147141, leftmonochrome
2011Art of Hobbit 13497, left
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 #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 #259Cleft of Kirith Ungol (I)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/2/17/28b, p. 63
perspectives
pencil
buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 176173monochrome
2015Art of LR 13098
TAI #264Dust-jacket design for The Two Towers
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 27r
diagrams · designs objects tableaux
black ink colored pencil pencil
fire mountains · hills rings · jewels · gold Tengwar
Sauron
Barad-dûr (Dark Tower) Minas Tirith Mordor White Tower
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 180178monochrome
2015Art of LR 220176
2018Maker of Middle-earth [371]117
TAI #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 #315The Misty Mountains
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 84, fol. 37r
perspectives
pencil watercolor
bridges · fords mountains · hills plants · flowers · grasses rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
The East-West Road Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Rhudaur
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 208200
2011Art of Hobbit 6035
TAI #316Sketch (I) for The Hill: Hobbiton across the Water
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 6v
The Hill
perspectives
pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills roads · paths trees · forests
Bag End Bagshot Row The Hill Hobbiton The Shire The Water
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 287
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 #321“Eagles’ Eyrie”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 2v
perspectives
pencil
birds · eagles mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 6440
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 #327Preliminary art for Sketch for The Forest River
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 47v
barrel rider
perspectives
pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
The Forest River Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 9160
TAI #328The Forest River
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 47r
barrel rider
perspectives
crayon pencil
moon mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
The Forest River Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 9362
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 #330Map of Lonely Mountain and surrounding lands
Marquette MS. Tolkien 1/1/10/4v
maps
pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Celduin (River Running) The Desolation of Smaug Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Esgaroth (Lake-town) The Forest River Long Lake Mirkwood Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland) The Withered Heath
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 11781
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 #333Map of Lonely Mountain and surrounding lands
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 51r
maps
pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Celduin (River Running) Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Long Lake Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 11983, lower right
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 #335“View through B[ack] G[ate]”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 25v
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills
Erebor (The Lonely Mountain) Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 12186
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 #342Trial drawing for The Hobbit binding frieze
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 41r
friezes
pencil
mountains · hills
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 13193, second line
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 #346Design for The Hobbit upper binding (1)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 39r
diagrams · designs friezes
pencil
mountains · hills
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 13294
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 #348Design for Hobbit back cover and spine
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 44r
diagrams · designs
pencil
Cirth moon mountains · hills sun
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 13396
TAI #350Sketch for “Rivendell Looking West”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 10v
Rivendell
perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills
Rivendell (Imladris)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 142104
TAI #351Sketch for “Bilbo Comes to the Huts of the Raft Elves”
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 29v
barrel rider
perspectives
pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
The Forest River Mirkwood Rhovanion (Wilderland)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2011Art of Hobbit 142105
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 #355Map of part of the Shire
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 5v
maps
black ink colored pencil pencil
bridges · fords mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
Baranduin (Brandywine) The East-West Road Hills of Evendim Lake Evendim The Shire
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 3012
TAI #356Map of the Westmarch
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 5
diagrams · designs maps
mountains · hills
The Shire Tower Hills
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 3113
TAI #357Map of the Shire
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 6
maps
black ink blue ink colored pencil pencil red ink
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
The East-West Road The Shire
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 3214
TAI #358Map of the Shire
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fols. 3–4
maps
blue ink colored pencil pencil pink ink
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
Baranduin (Brandywine) The Barrow Downs The East-West Road The Old Forest The Shire The Withywindle
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 3315
2015Art of LR 3416detail
TAI #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 #363Earliest sketch of Bree
Marquette MS. Tolkien 1/1/22/11b
diagrams · designs maps
mountains · hills roads · paths
The Barrow Downs Bree The East-West Road
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 4424
TAI #366Map of roads and rivers between Weathertop and the Ford of Bruinen ISee also TAI #146
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 11
diagrams · designs maps
blue ink pencil
bridges · fords mountains · hills roads · paths
Bruinen (Loudwater) The East-West Road The Greenway Mitheithel (Hoarwell) Rhudaur The Trollshaws Weathertop
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 5030, top
TAI #367Map of the route taken by the Black Riders
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 8
maps
colored pencil pencil red ink
bridges · fords mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
Baranduin (Brandywine) Bree Bruinen (Loudwater) The East-West Road The Greenway The Greenway Isengard Mitheithel (Hoarwell) Rohan The Shire Weathertop
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 5432
TAI #368Rivendell (aerial view)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 15r
perspectives
bridges · fords buildings mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Rhudaur Rivendell (Imladris)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 5633
2015Art of LR 180142, lower left
TAI #369Contour sketch of the Misty Mountains around Mirrormere
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 10r
diagrams · designs maps
colored pencil pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Dimril Dale Eregion (Hollin) Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 6036, top left
TAI #370Contour sketch of the Misty Mountains near Mirrormere
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 10r
diagrams · designs maps
pencil
mountains · hills
Dimril Dale Eregion (Hollin) Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 6036, top right
TAI #371Contour sketch of the Misty Mountains near Mirrormere
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 10r
diagrams · designs maps
pencil
mountains · hills
Dimril Dale Eregion (Hollin) Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 6036, upper right
TAI #372Contour sketch of the Misty Mountains near Mirrormere
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 10r
diagrams · designs maps
pencil
mountains · hills
Dimril Dale Eregion (Hollin) Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 6036, near upper right
TAI #373Contour sketch of the Misty Mountains near Mirrormere
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 10r
diagrams · designs maps
pencil
mountains · hills
Dimril Dale Eregion (Hollin) Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 6036, near center right
TAI #374Contour sketch of the Misty Mountains near Mirrormere
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 10r
diagrams · designs maps
pencil
mountains · hills
Dimril Dale Eregion (Hollin) Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 6036, center right
TAI #375Contour map of the Misty Mountains near Mirrormere
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 10r
maps perspectives
black ink colored pencil pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Dimril Dale Eregion (Hollin) Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 6036, lower half
TAI #376Moria West Gate

recto is TAI #25.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 72v (also MS. Tolkien Drawings 89, fol. 15v)
perspectives
pencil
architecture mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas trees · forests
Eregion (Hollin) Misty Mountains (Hithaeglir) Moria
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 6338
TAI #389Amon Lhaw, Tol Brandir, and Amon Hen
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/3/17/1a
perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Amon Hen Amon Lhaw Tol Brandir
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 9267
TAI #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 #392Thrihyrne and the Hornburg
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 20r
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
architecture bridges · fords buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Hornburg Rohan Thrihyrne
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 10275
TAI #394Early sketch for Kirith Ungol (II)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/2/12/9a
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Ennyn Dûr (Mordor Gates) Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 11887
TAI #396Sketch of cleft in the mountains
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/2/17/2a
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills
Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 12492
TAI #397Kirith Ungol from the second stair, first version
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/2/17/9a
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Mordor Shelob’s Lair
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 12995
TAI #398The Cleft of Kirith Ungol, second version
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/2/17/28a, p. 60–61
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Mordor Shelob’s Lair
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 13299
TAI #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 #401Sketch of Minas TirithSee also TAI #402
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 80v
perspectives
pencil
architecture buildings mountains · hills
Gondor Minas Tirith Mindolluin White Tower
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 143107, centercenter
TAI #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 #404Later plan of Minas Tirith
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 5r
diagrams · designs maps
pencil
buildings mountains · hills roads · paths
Gondor Minas Tirith
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 148111
TAI #406Early sketch of Dunharrow I
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/7/8/4a
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills roads · paths
Dunharrow Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 149114
TAI #407Sketch of Dunharrow
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 7r
perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills roads · paths
Dunharrow Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Starkhorn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 156120
2015Art of LR 156121detail
TAI #408Sketch of Dunharrow
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 9r
perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths
Dunharrow Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Starkhorn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 157122
TAI #409Sketch of Dunharrow
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 8r
perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills roads · paths
Dunharrow Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Starkhorn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 158123
TAI #410White mountains
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 13v
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills
Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Starkhorn Thrihyrne
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 162126, top
TAI #411Thrihyrne (or Starkhorn?)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 13v
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Snowbourne Starkhorn Thrihyrne
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 162126, near top
TAI #412Thrihyrne (or Starkhorn?)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 13v
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Snowbourne Starkhorn Thrihyrne
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 162126, center left
TAI #413Starkhorn and Snowbourn valley
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 13v
perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Snowbourne Starkhorn Thrihyrne
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 162126, center right
TAI #414Starkhorn & Snowbourne valley
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 13v
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Snowbourne Starkhorn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 162126, lower left
TAI #415lozenge shape

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

Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 13v
diagrams · designs
pencil
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas
Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Snowbourne
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 162126, lower right
TAI #416Sketch of the Starkhorn
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/7/4/4a
diagrams · designs perspectives
black ink pencil
mountains · hills
Ered Nimrais (White Mountains) Rohan Starkhorn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 163127
TAI #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 #421Sketch-map of Stonewain Valley
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/7/17/3a
diagrams · designs maps
blue ink
mountains · hills roads · paths
Gondor The Stonewain Valley
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 171134
TAI #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 #426Aerial view of mountains

Not identified — possibly the Ephel Dúath?

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

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

Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 25r
perspectives
blue ink colored pencil pencil
mountains · hills roads · paths
Barad-dûr (Dark Tower) Cirith Ungol Ephel Dúath (Mountains of Shadow) Ered Lithui (Ashen Mountains) Plateau of Gorgoroth Minas Morgul Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom) Udûn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 181143
TAI #429Distances and dates in Mordor
Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 26r
diagrams · designs maps
black pen blue ink pencil pink ink
arrows · compass roses mountains · hills roads · paths
Cirith Ungol Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom) Udûn
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 184145
TAI #431Sketch of Mount Doom
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/8/10/6b
diagrams · designs perspectives
blue ink
mountains · hills
Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 188148
TAI #432Sketch of Mount Doom
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/8/10/8a
diagrams · designs perspectives
blue ink
mountains · hills roads · paths
Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 190149
TAI #433Mount Doom from the North (sketch)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 82r
diagrams · designs perspectives
pencil
fire mountains · hills roads · paths
Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 191150, bottom
TAI #443Late map of Middle-earth

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

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

Geographic tags forthcoming.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien S 11/2, fol. 14r
maps
black ink colored pencil pencil pink ink
mountains · hills rivers · lakes · seas roads · paths trees · forests
Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 202159
TAI #455Dust jacket design for The Two Towers (II)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien A 12/4, fol. 96v
diagrams · designs perspectives
blue ink
buildings mountains · hills
Nazgûl
Barad-dûr (Dark Tower) Mordor
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 220177, right
TAI #461unidentified contour
Marquette MS. Tolkien 4/4/19/5b
maps
black ink
mountains · hills
Mordor Morgul Vale
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR [240]192
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 #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 #495‘Beyond’
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 12r
perspectives tableaux
watercolor
moon mountains · hills roads · paths stars trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth 17066
TAI #496‘There’

inscribed “There (when you don’t / want to go / from here)” in pencil

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 13r
tableaux
pencil watercolor
mountains · hills trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth [171]item 41 (upper)
TAI #529mountains
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 66r
patterns tableaux
blue pen
mountains · hills
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth [191]item 60, right of center left
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

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