The District Railway Map of London (5th ed)

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The “District Railway” Map of London (5th edition)

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Folding map, 67 x 106 cm, engraved by WE Soar, printed in colours, laid on linen as issued, folding into pictorial card covers, re-backed with original spine laid down; some wear and one short split along the folds.

The District Railway was one of the earliest underground lines: the stretch of track from South Kensington to Westminster was opened in 1868. The District company’s lines are shown in red, all other railways are shown in blue, superimposed on a detailed street plan of London extending to Ealing in the west, with Putney Bridge and Wimbledon section inset top left. The covers are illustrated with views of local landmarks: Tower Bridge, St Paul’s, and Westminster Abbey. Hyde: Printed Maps of Victorian London, 176 B (6).

Title

The District Railway Map of London (5th ed)

Mapmaker(s)

Metropolitan District Railway

Engraver(s)

SOAR, WE

Place of publication

London

Date of publication

1892

Colour

original

Printed Area Measurements

67 x 106 cm