Gill’s Larger 1923 Passenger MapSKU: 9435
Gill’s Larger 1923 Passenger Map
Date of publication:
37 x 45 cm
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.