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  LONDON 
 London Maps 

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 ($458 • €402 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 ($611 • €536 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: 18501]    £460.00 ($586 • €513 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 ($535 • €469 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 ($20,368 • €17,856 rates)


STINGEMORE, Frederick H. [A rare pre-Beck poster map of the London Underground]
UndergrounD Map of London. London: Waterlow & Sons for London Underground, 1927. Colour lithograph. Sheet 605 x 750mm. Folds flattened, minor imperfections repaired.
An example of Stingemore's 'Double Crown' poster map of London's Underground, as run by different companies, published six years before they merged and Beck's iconic map was introduced. The lines are laid out with an attempt at geographical accuracy, marking major roads and parkland. However the inclusion of some of the outer stations (such as Morden, Cockfosters and Barking) has meant the central area is quite compressed. On the map the High Barnet branch of the Northern Line ended at 'Highgate' (now Archway Station); there is no Circle Line; and the service between Earl's Court and Latimer Road, via 'Addison Road' (Kensington Olympia) and 'Uxbridge Road', is still open. The Piccadilly Line runs from Hammersmith to Finsbury Park, although the westward branches to South Harrow and Hounslow West are open as part of the District Line. Among the 'lost' stations are 'Brompton Road' and 'Down Street' on the Piccadilly Line; 'Marlborough Road' on the Metropolitan Line; 'Bishops Road' and 'Praed Street' are shown as parts of Paddington but still with their old names shown as the incorporation was due in 1933. Like Henry C. Beck, Frederick Stingemore (1890-1954) was an Underground employee, first as a draughtsman in the Publicity Manager's Office, then head of the Commercial Drawing Office until his death.
[Ref: 18493]    £5,000.00 ($6,365 • €5,580 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 ($407 • €357 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. Knapp, Drewett & Sons Ltd, c.1928. Colour lithograph. 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: 18013]    £320.00 ($407 • €357 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. Knapp, Drewett & Sons Ltd, c.1928. Colour lithograph. 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 covers are titled 'Map of London Extending to Districts served by the Metropolitan RLY in Middlesex, Herts and Bucks' on a green background. 'King's Cross' has been renamed 'King's Cross & St Pancras'.
[Ref: 18009]    £320.00 ($407 • €357 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. Knapp, Drewett & Sons Ltd, c.1928. Colour lithograph. 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. Although the map shows the site of the British Empire Exhibition (1924-5), Waddesdon Manor Station has not yet dropped the 'Manor' (1922).
[Ref: 18011]    £320.00 ($407 • €357 rates)


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