Underground map posters

London Underground poster map
A [1951] full colour poster map with a purple and white border in good clean condition.

Stingemore style lines are shown in different colours. The base map is a full street map.

Size : 48" wide by 38" high. The map has never been folded, and has been kept rolled, with many unrolling and rollings, resulting in the paper being 'soft' and showing small creases across the map. The margins have a few small chips and the right edge is slightly discoloured. Overall, a clean, well used item.

Area covered, clockwise from top left corner : Queen's Park, Camden Town, Essex Road, Liverpool Street, Elephant and Castle, Oval, Walham Green, Holland Park.

Lower left corner : 151/191L/2500

Lower right corner : G.W. Bacon & Co., Ltd., London & Edinburgh.

Three Festival of Britain logos are shown, hence the assumed date of 1951.

Sorry, sold.

Underground map of London
A [1932] full colour poster map with a blue and white border in good clean condition.

Stingemore style lines are shown in different colours. The base map is a full street map of about 7" to one mile. Page 76 of No need to ask! : Early maps of London's Underground railways by David Leboff and Tim Demuth, has a full page illustration of this map (lacking the blue border), with details on the opposite page.
"This poster example is very detailed and is probably equalled only by the A-Z map series in booklet form. The lines are shown finely so as not to disturb the process of searching for a particular street."

Size : 49" wide by 39" high. Folded to 10" by 13". Cloth backed with light marks in the north of the sheet. The overall impression is of a bright clean map with little rubbing on the folds.

Area covered : Willesden Green top left, Drayton Park and Holloway Road top right, Oval lower right, Hammersmith and Walham Green lower left.

Note in top margin : Southgate extension of the Piccadilly Railway from Finsbury Park is now under construction....
(Note : Southgate station opened on 13 March 1933)

Left of lower margin : Drawn by G.W. Bacon & Co., Ltd.

Centre of lower margin : Copyright map by Roadway Timetables, Bookings & Publications Ltd, Roadway Corner, Warwick Street, London W.1.

Right of lower margin : Litho - J.Weiner Ltd, London W.C.1.

Sorry, this has been sold.

No need to ask! : Early maps of London's Underground railways by David Leboff and Tim Demuth

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