LONDON UNDERGROUND tube map plan diagram 2nd HARRY BECK edition August 1933
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LONDON UNDERGROUND tube map plan diagram. 2nd HARRY BECK edition. August 1933

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TITLE/CONTENT OF MAP: London Passenger Transport Board - Underground railways of London [no code] 1933

This, the second edition of the Underground map by H C Beck has the addition of a North compass pointer; there is a note about the change of station name from Dover Street to Green Park, on this version of the diagram Green Park is shown. The note also explains the merging of Holborn and British Museum Stations into one called Holborn (Kingsway), the new Station is also shown on the map. The logo on this version of the map has the initials LPTB printed above the UndergrounD bar on the roundel. "PICCADILLY LINE: GREEN PARK, the new name for Dover Street Station when the reconstruction is completed in September 1933. HOLBORN (Kingsway) - Holborn and British Museum Stations are being merged into one. When the works are completed in September 1933 British Museum Station will be closed (map)". There are numerous differences to today's network. Obviously the network has been much enlarged since the map was printed, however some stations shown on the map have closed or been renamed. These includes Marlboro Road station (between Swiss Cottage and St John's Wood) and Trafalgar Square have since closed, the South Acton spur closed in 1959, the Metropolitan Line beyond Amersham closed in 1961, the Middle Circle through Addison Road subsequently closed and much later reopened as part of the Overground. Name changes include Post office (today St Paul's), Queens Road (Queensway). 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 Ovreground network.

The top image on the right hand side shows the entire map. To view a close up of the map showing the level of printed detail, please click on the bottom image on the right hand side. This map is folding hence the centrefold line may show on the image below

DATE PRINTED: 1933 [no code, c. August 1933]    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 14.0 x 20.0cm, 5.5 x 7.75 inches (Medium); Please note that this is a folding map.

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

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. Slight spotting along right hand fold. Slight wear at bottom of fold in margin. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. If the print has been scanned in black and white, any foxing or spotting highlighted in this statement may appear brown on the actual print. 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: Harry C. Beck

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



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