Stingemore’s 1925 Passenger Map

£450.00

The first of the Fred Stingemore maps

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Quick Description

Title

Stingemore’s 1925 Passenger Map

Mapmaker(s)

STINGEMORE, Frederick H

Publisher

Waterlow & Sons

Place of publication

London

Date of publication

1925

Colour

original

Printed Area Measurements

12.8 x 15.2 cm

Full Description

First Stingemore three panel passenger map of the London underground, 12.8 x 15.2 cm, May 1925 issue on red linen-backed card, Wembley Exhibition Grounds marked, slight edge-wear and wear to folds, trivial spotting to front cover, covers advertise number of escalators and other amenities such as clear air and a comfortable seat.

Our map is the first of a series designed by Fred Stingemore which was issued free to passengers from 1925 onwards, and which was ultimately replaced by Beck’s diagram in 1933. Although they were roughly geographical, all surface topography (even the Thames in early editions, although it was Stingemore who later reinstated it as a point of reference) was omitted, and some some lines were twisted to fit into the available space. The UERL had experimented with small three-panel maps with even before WW1, but Stingemore’s series cemented the format, and his maps are the ancestors of those given away at tube stations today.