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Lee’s Pictorial Map of London
Lee’s Pictorial Map of London

Lee’s Pictorial Map of London

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Title

Lee’s Pictorial Map of London

Mapmaker(s)

LEE, Kerry

Publisher

Chromoworks Ltd

Place of publication

London

Date of publication

c.1946

Colour

original

Printed Area Measurements

99 x 126 cm

Full Description

Quad royal pictorial map of London, 99 x 126 cm, minor restorations, lined on paper and linen.

On returning to Blandford Studio in 1946 after his war service with the Air Ministry, Lee spent six months working on a map rich in historical, architectural and literary detail which celebrated the capital’s survival, and symbolic wartime role. Lee chose an apposite quote by Churchill: “We would rather see London in ruins and ashes than that it should be tamely and abjectly enslaved.” The map was marketed overseas (especially in America) by the Travel Association of Great Britain. A double royal version was issued for the Festival of Britain, and a later state of the quad royal map refers to the excavation of the London Mithraeum in 1954. Lee’s characteristic signature appears bottom right, showing the artist seated at his easel with his dog.

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