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Pictorial Map of King George VI's Coronation Route

SKU: 9815

Pictorial Map of King George VI's Coronation Route

Date of publication:

  • 1937
  • Place of publication:


  • original
  • Souvenir Map of the Coronation procession May 12th, 1937. This decorated Map is drawn to mark the Royal Procession of Their Majesties Coronation...

    This pictorial map of central London was published for the Coronation of King George VI. A scroll in the top right of the map could be printed with the name of any sponsor: our example was issued by the transatlantic shipping company United States Lines.  Read more

    Claude Charles Atkinson (1893-1979) was an advertising and graphic artist. An interview with the Daily Mirror (19 February 1936) described him as ‘ideas man, commercial artist and song and slogan writer’ whose ‘one ambition is to go on the stage or films’. The context was Atkinson’s ‘Next-to-Nothing Bungalow’ at the Ideal Home exhibition, ingeniously but by all accounts attractively furnished (for next to nothing) with recycled rubbish.

    By 1939 Atkinson was publicity officer to the Potato Marketing Board, transferred to the Minstry of Food in 1940 and to the Ministry of Agriculture postwar.

    Condition & Materials 

    Lithographed pictorial map of central London, printed area measurement 27 x 35 cm, printed in colours, procession route marked in red, blank verso; folding into slightly dusty buff card covers enclosing a small United States Lines notebook, rust to staples.  Read less