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artifacts : 17 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 #34“Númenórean tile”

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

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 14r
artifacts patterns
black ink colored pencil pencil
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1973’74 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·6back covercenter
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Julytop
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Marchverso
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[103]46, toprotated 90º counterclockwise
1992Life & Legend 77219
2018Maker of Middle-earth 174
TAI #56Book of Mazarbul; page 1, final artSee also TAI #381
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 73r
artifacts
black ink red ink watercolor
books · letters Cirth
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12Decembertopwith leaves 2 & 3
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2a, E·i·2b[57]23, topwith leaves 2 & 3
1992Pictures 2 E·i·2c[59]24, topwith leaves 2 & 3; (items 23 and 24 were switched for this edition)
1995Lord of the Rings (Croatian xlation) A·5per Reader’s Companion
2004The Lord of the Rings (50th ann. ed.) following 3201st plate, v
2015Art of LR 8661
2015Tolkien Estate web site Calligraphy gallery1st item
2018Maker of Middle-earth [349]item 157
TAI #57Book of Mazarbul; page 2, final artSee also TAI #384
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 74r
artifacts
black ink watercolor
books · letters Tengwar
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12Decemberlower leftwith leaves 1 & 3
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2a, E·i·2b[57]23, lower leftwith leaves 1 & 3
1992Pictures 2 E·i·2c[59]24, lower leftwith leaves 1 & 3; (items 23 and 24 were switched for this edition)
1995Lord of the Rings (Croatian xlation) A·5per Reader’s Companion
2004The Lord of the Rings (50th ann. ed.) following 3202nd plate, r
2015Art of LR 8662
2015Tolkien Estate web site Calligraphy gallery2nd item
2018Maker of Middle-earth [349]item 158
TAI #58Book of Mazarbul; page 3, final artSee also TAI #385
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 75r
artifacts
black ink colored pencil watercolor
books · letters Cirth Tengwar
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1976’77 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·12Decemberlower rightwith leaves 1 & 2
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2a, E·i·2b[57]23, lower rightwith leaves 1 & 2
1992Life & Legend 76154
1992Pictures 2 E·i·2c[59]24, lower rightwith leaves 1 & 2; (items 23 and 24 were switched for this edition)
1995Art. & Ill. 161156
1995Lord of the Rings (Croatian xlation) A·5per Reader’s Companion
2004The Lord of the Rings (50th ann. ed.) following 3202nd plate, v
2015Art of LR 8763
2015Tolkien Estate web site Calligraphy gallery3rd item
2018Maker of Middle-earth [349]item 159
2018Tolkien Treasures 115
TAI #73“Núm[enórean] carpet”

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

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

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

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 17r
artifacts patterns
black ink colored pencil pencil
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1977’78 Calendar (Unwin) E·ii·15Julylower right[uncertain re orientation]
1978’79 Desk Calendar (Ball.) E·ii·20Novemberverso, leftrotated 180º
1979Pictures 1 E·i·2[103]46, lower rightrotated 180º
1995Art. & Ill. 191187
TAI #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 #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 #254Book of Mazarbul; page 1, version 2See also TAI #56
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/3/11/12a
artifacts
colored pencil pencil
books · letters Cirth
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 160155
2015Art of LR 7956
TAI #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 #381Book of Mazarbul; page 1, version 1See also TAI #56
Marquette MS. Tolkien 2/1/10/1a
artifacts diagrams · designs
pencil
books · letters books · letters Cirth
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 7855
TAI #382Book of Mazarbul; page 1, version 3See also TAI #56
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/4/12/1a
artifacts diagrams · designs
black ink colored pencil pencil
books · letters Cirth
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1974Tree, Leaf: Visual Image frontispiece
2004Invented Worlds 6
2011Double Worlds/Creative Process [125]12.1monochrome
2015Art of LR 8057
TAI #383Book of Mazarbul; page 1, version 4See also TAI #56
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/4/12/2a
artifacts diagrams · designs
black ink colored pencil pencil
books · letters Cirth
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 8258
TAI #384Book of Mazarbul; page 2, version 1See also TAI #57
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/4/13/1a
artifacts diagrams · designs
black ink colored pencil pencil
books · letters Tengwar
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 8359
TAI #385Book of Mazarbul; page 3, version 1See also TAI #58
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/4/13/2a
artifacts diagrams · designs
black ink colored pencil pencil
books · letters Cirth Tengwar
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 8460

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

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