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Gill’s Larger 1923 Passenger Map

SKU: 9435
£500.00

Title:
Gill’s Larger 1923 Passenger Map

Date of publication:
1923

Printed Measurement:
37 x 45 cm

Publisher(s):

  • Waterlow & Sons Ltd
  • Colour:
    original

    Mapmaker(s):

  • MacDonald Gill
  • Map of the Underground Railways of London/What to see and how to travel: Map of the Electric Railways of London

    MacDonald Gill’s wonderful map of the London Underground features symbols showing where to alight for the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley. Information on the verso emphasises leisure travel, such as going by Underground to visit London Zoo or Hampstead Heath.

    Our Gill, brother of the famous Eric, was a successful commercial artist in his own right, and a noted calligrapher who designed the font used on all headstones by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. In the 1920s and 1930s London Underground favoured named designers over the anonymous draughtsmen who had created their earlier maps. Gill stripped away the remaining surface topography, including the Thames; although his calligraphy has a leisurely feel to it, he created a simple, practical map.

    Condition & Materials

    Geographical passenger map of the Underground system, 37 x 45 cm, printed in colours, trivial wear, a couple of light spots.