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  LONDON 
 London Maps 

GILL, Leslie MacDonald. [A leaflet map of the London Underground]
Map of the UndergrounD Railways of London. London: Waterlow & Sons Ltd for Electric Railway House, 1924. 365 x 440mm. Tiny repairs at folds.
The larger format leaflet, overprinted with four red circles and key for the 'British Empire Exhition Stations', serving the new Wembley Stadium.
[Ref: 16720]    £700.00 ($942 • €797 rates)


METROPOLITAN RAILWAY. [Map of London's underground railways in the 1920s]
Metropolitan Railway and Connections. [Cover] Map of London Extending to Districts served by the Metropolitan Rly in Middlesex, Herts and Bucks. London: W. & S. Ltd., 1924.. Colour lithograph. Sheet 345 x 435mm.
A roughly geographically-correct map of Central London with the Metropolitan Railway in red and 'Tube and District Railways' in blue, with the outline of the road network, golf courses and other sporting venues. However the Metropolitan Line's outer reaches are compressed, making the Chilterns look closer to central London than Richmond, When folded the front and back are titled 'Map of London Extending to Districts served by the Metropolitan RLY in Middlesex, Herts and Bucks' on a violet background. Overprinted with the British Empire Exhibition (opened 23rd April 1924) and stadium.
[Ref: 18014]    £360.00 ($485 • €410 rates)


Anonymous. [A map of the Underground for the British Empire Exhibition]
Metropolitan Railway and Connections. How to get to and from the British Empire Exhibition, Wembley Park. Under Cover All The Way. London: Metropolitan Railway, 1925. Lithographic map, printed in red and blue. Sheet 110 x 150mm, folded twice.
A map of the electric railways routes to the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley, for which the orginal Wembley Stadium was built and a special 'Exhibition Station' opened on the Metropolitan Line. Despite the introduction of the 'Underground' publicity campaign in 1908, this card omits any mention of it despite showing all the lines in Central London, only naming the Metropolitan Railway.
[Ref: 17436]    £480.00 ($646 • €547 rates)


GILL, Leslie MacDonald. [A leaflet map of the London Underground]
Map of the UndergrounD Railways of London. London: Dangerfield Printing Co., 1925. Folding map, with card covers, 210 x 255mm.
A short-lived experiment in printing in black only, with no way of recognising the different lines! The card cover is titled 'How to Travel To and From Queen's Park, Kilburn Park, Maida Vale and Warwick Avenue Stations by London's UndergrounD', all stations on the Bakerloo Line. Leslie MacDonald Gill (1884-1947, known as Max), younger brother of Eric Gill, specialised in graphic design in the Arts and Crafts style. His most important commission was from the Imperial War Graves Commission, designing the script used on Commission headstones and war memorials, including the 'Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme'. His 'Wonderground Map of London', originally drawn as an advertising poster for London Electric Underground Railway Company in 1914, was such a success it is credited with saving the 'UndergrounD' advertising campaign.
[Ref: 16721]    £420.00 ($565 • €478 rates)


LONDON TRANSPORT. [A comprehensive (if not complete) collection of 59 Underground pocket maps 1925 - 1960]
[A set of folding card maps of London's UndergrounD.] London Transport 1925 - 1960. 59 colour-printed maps, smallest 125 x 150mm, largest 150 x 225mm. A little wear on a few leaflets.
A run of folding card pocket maps from the first use of the 'London Underground' slogan, through the introduction of Beck's icon 'electrical circuit diagram, to his last contribution published in 1960. The 'UndergrounD' card was designed by F.H. Stingemore (1890-1954). Issued in 1925, it removed all surface detail, including the Thames. His map went through 14 issues before it was replaced by Beck's masterpiece in 1933. Henry Charles Beck ('Harry', 1902-74) produced 38 before being forcibly 'retired' in 1959 (his last effort was published in March the following year), although there was a hiatus between 1938 and 1941. During this period seven cards were designed by 'Zero' (pseudonym of Hans Schleger) Although we are reasonably confident this is a complete run it is possible that an eagle-eyed connoisseur could find a variant edition GARLAND: Mr Beck's Underground Map.
[Ref: 16710]    £16,000.00 ($21,536 • €18,224 rates)


METROPOLITAN RAILWAY. [Map of London's underground railways in the late 1920s]
Metropolitan Railway and Connections. [Cover] Map of London Extending to Districts served by the Metropolitan Rly in Middlesex, Herts and Bucks. London: Knapp, Drewett & Sons Ltd, c.1928. Colour lithograph. Front and back printed in red. Sheet 340 x 430mm.
A roughly geographically-correct map of Central London with the Metropolitan Railway in red and 'Tube and District Railways' in blue, with the outline of the road network. Golf courses and other sporting venues are marked. When folded the front and back are titled 'Map of London Extending to Districts served by the Metropolitan RLY in Middlesex, Herts and Bucks' on a violet background.
[Ref: 18012]    £320.00 ($431 • €364 rates)


METROPOLITAN RAILWAY. [Map of London's underground railways in the late 1920s]
Metropolitan Railway and Connections. [Cover] Map of London Extending to Districts served by the Metropolitan Rly in Middlesex, Herts and Bucks. London: Metropolitan Railway Company, c.1929. Colour lithograph. Sheet 340 x 435mm.
A leaflet published by the Metropolitan Railway, with their lines (now the Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City and part of the Circle Line) marked in red, with other lines in blue. Also highlighted are twelve golf courses along the Metropolitan Line, Regent's Park Zoo, Olympia and White City exhibition halls, Lord's and the Oval Cricket Grounds, and the grounds of Arsenal, Chelsea, Fulham, Millwall, Queen's Park Rangers & Watford Football Clubs. This variant of the map first published c.1923 has the Stanford spur 'under construction'. On the reverse are descriptions of some of the quaint villages now accessible to the commuter, including Pinner and Amsersham. GARLAND: Mr Beck's Underground Map, illus. 2.
[Ref: 18396]    £320.00 ($431 • €364 rates)


BECK, Henry C. [The second issue of the iconic map of the London Underground]
Underground Railways of London. London: The Underground Group, 1933. Colour-printed map, 140 x 205mm, folded twice as issued.
The second card version of the diagrammatic map of London's tube network, first published in January the same year. The added text box refers to work on the Piccadilly Line due in September, not yet completed. Already there are changes to the design: with circles replacing the diamonds of the interchanges; a compass pointer, superfluous on a diagramatic map, has been added top right, apparently without consulting Beck; and the awkward relationship between the Bakerloo and Metropolitan lines between Paddington, Praed Street and Edgeware Road has been simplified. Changes to the Underground infrastucture include: the renaming of Dover Street to Greek Park; the amalgamation of British Museum Station and Holborn; the opening of the Piccadilly extension to Cockfosters; and the closure of the District Line between Ealing Common and South Harrow. GARLAND: Mr Beck's Underground Map.
[Ref: 16477]    £1,250.00 ($1,683 • €1,424 rates)


BECK, Henry C. [The First Issue of the iconic map of the London Underground]
Map of London's Underground Railways. A new design for an old map. London: The Underground Group, 1933. Colour-printed map on paper, 155 x 255mm, folded twice as issued. Faint staining on reverse.
The first version of the diagrammatic map of London's tube network, which, despite being eighty years old, would be instantly recognisable to any commuter today. Beck's revolutionary new 'electrical circuit' design dispensed with scale, bearing and surface landmarks other than the Thames, making the stations equidistant and limiting the curves to either 45 or 90º. Beck submitted two proposals to the Publicity manager before his idea was accepted, and was paid only 10 guineas (today £380) for the artwork of this card, and 5 guineas more for the poster. The Publicity Manager knew he was talking a chance with public opinion: the cover text continues 'We should welcome your comments', but his gamble paid off and Beck's innovation has been in use ever since. Although there are new lines and different colours the only significant design change on the map is the use of rings rather than diamonds for interchanges. GARLAND: Mr Beck's Underground Map.
[Ref: 18390]    £2,600.00 ($3,500 • €2,961 rates)


BACON, George Washington. [The Quad-Royal poster map of Central London marking the Underground routes]
London Transport UndergrounD. Map of London. London: Roadway Publications, 1934. Colour-printed map. Sheet 1010 x 1265mm. Original folds, with minor repairs in corners. Otherwise in excellent condition.
A detailed map of Central London, based on the Ordnance Survey, overprinted with the routes of the Underground lines.
[Ref: 14983]    £3,000.00 ($4,038 • €3,417 rates)


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