Map of the Underground Railways of London, 1923
Designed by Macdonald Gill, printed by Waterlow & Sons Ltd for Electric Railway House, 55 Broadway, published 1923 (1/11/23)
Size of unfolded sheet: 14 1/4 x 18 inches
Generally very good condition throughout considering the ephemeral nature of this item. Original folds as issued, minor short tears along fold lines, one small hole at intersection of folds. Show-through from red Tube emblem on verso between Hounslow and Richmond.
An elegant calligraphic map designed Macdonald Gill (1884-1947). The familiar diagrammatic version designed by Harry Beck was not introduced until 1931.
Wembley Park, Wembley for Sudbury, Sudbury Town and Alperton stations are each designated 'British Empire Exhibition Stations' in advance of the British Empire Exhibition which was opened by King George V on St George's Day 1924.