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Beck's 1955 Quad Royal Station Map

SKU: 9576
£6,000.00

Title:
Beck's 1955 Quad Royal Station Map

Date of publication:
1955

Printed Measurement:
102 x 126.5 cm

Publisher(s):

  • Waterlow & Sons Ltd
  • Mapmaker(s):

  • Henry Charles Beck
  • This map is a postwar quad royal version of Beck’s innovative and influential diagram, published for display in stations across the Underground network.

    Beck’s final, heavily revised design was introduced in 1953-54 and continued in use until 1960 when it was replaced with an entirely new design by Harold Hutchison. The main features here are the ‘rectification’ of the Thames, a simplified rectangular Circle Line, a new way of showing the branching of certain lines which was intended to give the branches equal importance, and an 11 x 16 grid. 

    Condition & Materials 

    Quad royal platform map, 102 x 126.5 cm (approx 40 x 50 inches), lined on paper and linen, a fine example. Published in London. 

    References 

    Ken Garland, Mr Beck’s Underground Map, p. 42-44.