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Lewis’ Quad Royal Trolleybus Map of London

SKU: 9023
£500.00

Title:
Lewis’ Quad Royal Trolleybus Map of London

Date of publication:
1962

Printed Measurement:
101 x 126.5 cm

Publisher(s):

  • Waterlow & Sons Ltd
  • Colour:
    original

    Mapmaker(s):

  • Benjamin Getzel Lewis
  • Clang, clang, clang went the trolley…

    Quad royal station wall map, 101 x 126.5 cm, blank verso. Bus routes are listed in panels beneath and to the right of the map, and an inset of the central area on an enlarged scale is featured bottom right.

    Trolleybus services were introduced to London in 1931 and phased out between 1954 and 1962, making this one of the last maps to show them. It was printed in March 1962, and the last London trolleybus ran in May. A yellow label pasted in the bottom right hand corner of the map updates it with the latest trolleybus routes to be replaced by diesel buses.

    Lewis (1900-1966) designed posters for the Underground and London Transport between 1931 and the 1960s. The London Transport roundel has been adapted to include a north pointer, in the same style as that on Getzel’s series of geographical maps (‘London’s Transport Systems’, published 1956-69).