Perman’s December 1928 Passenger Map


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This is the December 1928 issue of EG Perman’s portrait format map, issued 1928-29. The style of the lines, stations and interchanges follows the series of maps created by Fred Stingemore, while the calligraphy is influenced by MacDonald Gill.

The pocket maps by Stingemore and Gill were functional maps, with the surface topography stripped away. Perman’s map is aimed at the visitor to London: the cover title is ‘What to see and how to travel’. Major roads, parks and other recreational spaces are shown within the context of the Underground network, and a numbered key identifies sites of historical interest, museums and galleries, churches and other public buildings.

The verso also shows connections with main line termini, which reinforces the impression that Perman’s map was intended for an audience which lived beyond the limits of the system: “the place for this folder was at home with the telephone book and local bus and train timetables”

Condition & Materials

Geographical 15 panel passenger map of the Underground system, 44.5 x 36 cm, lithographed in colours, and trivial wear at fold intersections, text on the verso with light staining to cover panel (no show-through).


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Perman’s December 1928 Passenger Map


PERMAN, Edgar George


Waterlow & Sons Ltd

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Printed Area Measurements

44.5 x 36 cm