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Gill's Larger Underground Passenger Map

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Gill's Larger Underground Passenger Map

Date of publication:

  • 1924
  • Place of publication:


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

    This tourist-friendly map of the London underground includes symbols showing where to alight for the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley, while travel information on the verso emphasises using the Underground for leisure activities such as visiting London Zoo or Hampstead Heath.  Read more

    MacDonald Gill, brother of 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 anyonymous draughtsmen who had created their earlier maps. 

    Gill stripped away the remaining surface topography of London, including the Thames; although his calligraphy has a leisurely feel to it, he created a simple, practical passenger map. This design was introduced in 1922, but our 15 panel version is in a slightly larger format.

    Condition & Materials

    Lithographed folding map of the London Underground, printed area measurement 37 x 45 cm, printed in colours, trivial spotting, text on verso, dated 5/4/24 to cover. Read less