LONDON UNDERGROUND Tube map. Central Line extension U/C. HARRY BECK 1948

LONDON UNDERGROUND Tube map. Central Line extension U/C. HARRY BECK 1948

Product SKU: P-6-102507

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'London Transport - Diagram of lines 1948' by Harry C. Beck (1948). Vintage diagram of lines, 12.0 x 19.0cm, 4.75 x 7.5 inches

The map shows the Central line under construction from Greenford to West Ruislip (it opened in November 1948); the two branches of the Northern Line proposed to be joined between Mill Hill and Edgware, with an extension to Bushey Heath apparently under construction (never opened as a tube line); the Metropolitan line extending as far as Aylesbury (the line beyond Amersham was transferred to British Rail in 1961); the District Line spur to South Acton (closed 1959); the Northern Line City section from Old Street to Finsbury Park via Essex Road (closed 1975); the proposed Northern Line extension to Stroud Green, Crouch End, Muswell Hill and Alexandra Palace (not built); the Central Line extension to Ongar and completion of the loop under construction (the continuation to Ongar was closed in 1994). This map differs from the diagrams of lines as offically issued by London Transport; it shows the network in early 1948, and was published between the officially issued maps 1937 #1 which shows the Central Line extension open as far as Leytonstone (opened May 1947) and 1948 #1 which shows the Central Line extension open to Hainault (this section opened May 1948). This map shows the line open to Woodford and Newbury Park, which opened in December 1947.

TITLE/CONTENT OF MAP: 'London Transport - Diagram of lines 1948'

The map shows the Central line under construction from Greenford to West Ruislip (it opened in November 1948); the two branches of the Northern Line proposed to be joined between Mill Hill and Edgware, with an extension to Bushey Heath apparently under construction (never opened as a tube line); the Metropolitan line extending as far as Aylesbury (the line beyond Amersham was transferred to British Rail in 1961); the District Line spur to South Acton (closed 1959); the Northern Line City section from Old Street to Finsbury Park via Essex Road (closed 1975); the proposed Northern Line extension to Stroud Green, Crouch End, Muswell Hill and Alexandra Palace (not built); the Central Line extension to Ongar and completion of the loop under construction (the continuation to Ongar was closed in 1994). This map differs from the diagrams of lines as offically issued by London Transport; it shows the network in early 1948, and was published between the officially issued maps 1937 #1 which shows the Central Line extension open as far as Leytonstone (opened May 1947) and 1948 #1 which shows the Central Line extension open to Hainault (this section opened May 1948). This map shows the line open to Woodford and Newbury Park, which opened in December 1947.

DATE PRINTED: 1948    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 12.0 x 19.0cm, 4.75 x 7.5 inches (Small)

TYPE: Vintage diagram of lines

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. However, please note: The image shown may have been taken from a different example of this map than that which is offered for sale. The map you will receive is in good condition but there may be minor variations in the condition from that shown in the image. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. We offer a no questions asked return policy.

AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic map, published at the date stated above. It is not a modern copy.

VERSO: There are images and/or text printed on the reverse side of the picture. In some cases this may be visible on the picture itself (please check the scan prior to your purchase) or around the margin of the picture

ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: Harry C. Beck

PROVENANCE: "Geographia Greater London Atlas", Published by "Geographia" Ltd., London: 9th Edition

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