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Pictorial Route Map of the Devon General

SKU: 9768

Pictorial Route Map of the Devon General

Date of publication:

  • c.1950
  • Place of publication:


  • original
  • This pictorial route map of the Devon General by an anonymous draughtsman for the principal bus operator in south Devon makes playful references to local history, and shows Drake playing bowls on Plymouth Hoe.

    A convict breaks rocks on Dartmoor, while others pursue more leisurely activities including shooting, fishing, golfing and sea bathing.  Read more

    The costumes (bathing and otherwise) could easily be from the 1930s, and the livery of the buses (red with cream relief) was already current before the war, but the map may well have been issued over a considerable period.

    Condition & Materials 

    printed in colours, printed area measurement 35.5 x 43.5 cm, blank verso.  Read less