LONDON UNDERGROUND tube map diagram plan. First STINGEMORE edition 1925

LONDON UNDERGROUND tube map diagram plan. First STINGEMORE edition 1925

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Price £524.00

Underground Railways of London [694 11.5.25] by Frederick Stingemore (1925). Vintage diagram of lines pocket map issued by London Transport, 12.5 x 14.5cm, 4.75 x 5.75 inches; Please note that this is a folding map.

This is the first edition of an Underground geographic map designed by F H Stingemore. It is one of the first designs not to show any surface detail in an attempt to clarify the design. Each Underground line is shown by a different colour and interchanges are represented by a circle in the line colour. The Hampstead and Highgate line between Charing Cross and Kennington and the City and South London Railway line between Clapham Common and Morden are shown as being under construction. The District Railway, Bakerloo and Metropolitan Railway lines are not shown in full, and stations beyond the boundary of the map have their names in a box indicating the continuation of the line. On this edition of the map Wembley Exhibition Ground is marked (the exhibition was held between 9 May to 31 October 1925). The map has the title 'UndergrounD Railways Of London' and there is a reference key showing line colours. The front cover is linen on card, the title and 'Underground' roundel is printed in black on a red background. The maps lacks the River Thames which is shown on the April 1926 edition. The reverse of the map details some of the virtues of travel by underground. The Hampstead and Highgate line between Charing Cross and Kennington and the City and South London Railway line between Clapham Common and Morden are shown as being under construction.

TITLE/CONTENT OF MAP: Underground Railways of London [694 11.5.25]

This is the first edition of an Underground geographic map designed by F H Stingemore. It is one of the first designs not to show any surface detail in an attempt to clarify the design. Each Underground line is shown by a different colour and interchanges are represented by a circle in the line colour. The Hampstead and Highgate line between Charing Cross and Kennington and the City and South London Railway line between Clapham Common and Morden are shown as being under construction. The District Railway, Bakerloo and Metropolitan Railway lines are not shown in full, and stations beyond the boundary of the map have their names in a box indicating the continuation of the line. On this edition of the map Wembley Exhibition Ground is marked (the exhibition was held between 9 May to 31 October 1925). The map has the title 'UndergrounD Railways Of London' and there is a reference key showing line colours. The front cover is linen on card, the title and 'Underground' roundel is printed in black on a red background. The maps lacks the River Thames which is shown on the April 1926 edition. The reverse of the map details some of the virtues of travel by underground. The Hampstead and Highgate line between Charing Cross and Kennington and the City and South London Railway line between Clapham Common and Morden are shown as being under construction.

DATE PRINTED: 1925    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 12.5 x 14.5cm, 4.75 x 5.75 inches (Small); Please note that this is a folding map.

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

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. Wear at tops and bottoms of folds. Red ink stain along left edge, probably a printing fault. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. 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: Frederick Stingemore

PROVENANCE: London Transport, printed by Waterlow & Sons, London, Dunstable & Watford

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