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Perman's Summer 1928 Passenger Map

SKU: 9718

Perman's Summer 1928 Passenger Map

Date of publication:

  • 1928
  • Place of publication:


  • original
  • This is the Summer 1928 issue of this portrait format London underground passenger map, issued 1928-29. The style of the lines, stations and interchanges follows the series of maps created by Fred Stingemore, while the calligraphy is influenced by MacDonald Gill.

    The pocket maps by Stingemore and Gill were functional maps, with the surface topography stripped away. Perman's map is aimed at the visitor to London: the cover title is 'What to see and how to travel'. Major roads, parks and other recreational spaces are shown within the context of the Underground network, and a numbered key identifies sites of historical interest, museums and galleries, churches and other public buildings. The verso also shows connections with main line termini, which reinforces the impression that Perman's map was intended for an audience which lived beyond the limits of the system: "the place for this folder was at home with the telephone book and local bus and train timetables." Read more

    Condition & Materials

    Geographical 15 panel passenger map of the Underground system, printed area 44.5 x 36 cm, lithographed in colours, a clean, bright example. 


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