LONDON UNDERGROUND tube map plan diagram. Northern Heights SCHLEGER/ZERO #1 1940

LONDON UNDERGROUND tube map plan diagram. Northern Heights SCHLEGER/ZERO #1 1940

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Price £249.00

'London Transport - Underground Lines No 1. 1940' by Hans Schleger ("Zero") (No. 1 - 1940). Vintage diagram of lines pocket map issued by London Transport, 15.0 x 22.5cm, 6 x 8.75 inches; Please note that this is a folding map.

This edition of the Underground map is by Hans Schleger (who went under the pseudoynm of "Zero"). The lines are all shown in the same brown colour with a light blue border. This map does not have the blue airbrush background from the 1939 edition. Mainline stations are

TITLE/CONTENT OF MAP: 'London Transport - Underground Lines No 1. 1940'

This edition of the Underground map is by Hans Schleger (who went under the pseudoynm of "Zero"). The lines are all shown in the same brown colour with a light blue border. This map does not have the blue airbrush background from the 1939 edition. Mainline stations are indicated by a light blue triangle, and the Bakerloo line extension to Stanmore is open. On the reverse of the map are four maps of Central London with the Underground Stations marked by a cross. Highgate Station is noted as 'from summer 1940 only'. The map continues to show as under construction the "New Works Plan" (Northern Heights project) to take over the ex-GNR line between Finsbury Park and Edgware and High Barnet, including the Alexandra Palace branch. These were to be incorporated into the Northern Line with a new connection with the Northern City line at Finsbury Park, and an extension from Edgware to Bushey Heath. The project was abandoned at the onset of World War 2 and never restarted, though these lines continued to be shown as under construction until 1950. The Central Line extension to the west is shown as being under construction as far as Denham (though it eventually was only completed as far as West Ruislip), and to Ongar in the east. The map includes the "Middle Circle", an underground train line using the West London Railway between Latimer Road and Earls Court, passing through Uxbridge Road and Addison Road. The line closed in 1940 following bomb damage. It was not reopened until 2008 as part of the Overground network.

DATE PRINTED: No. 1 - 1940    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 15.0 x 22.5cm, 6 x 8.75 inches (Medium); Please note that this is a folding map.

TYPE: Vintage diagram of lines pocket map issued by London Transport

CONDITION: Fair: Slight wear at top and bottom of folds. Light spotting. Please note any other blemishes on the scan prior to purchasing this picture. Please contact us if you would like to arrange to view this map. 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 is related information and images printed on the reverse side of the picture

FOLDING: This is a folding map.

ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: Hans Schleger ("Zero")

PROVENANCE: London Transport, printed by Johnson, Riddle & Co, London SE1. Crown Copyright

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