LONDON UNDERGROUND tube map plan diagram Central Line extension BECK 1 1946
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LONDON UNDERGROUND tube map plan diagram. Central Line extension. BECK #1 1946

Price: £97.99

TITLE/CONTENT OF MAP: 'London Transport - Diagram of Lines No 1. 1946'

This version of the Underground map designed by H C Beck uses two types of dotted line to show lines under construction and lines to be electrified, as shown for the Central and Northern line extensions. There is a notice that the Central Line extension from Liverpool Street to Stratford was due to open January 1947. Station names are no longer duplicated where there are two lines being served and all names are printed in black instead of the line colour. Mark Lane has been renamed Tower Hill. The escalator connection between Bank and Monument is not indicated on this map and the River Thames is shown as a solid blue feature instead of dotted. On the reverse of the map the main line termini diagram is printed in dark blue with red labels and the front cover has a red and dark blue Underground roundel and a blue and red decorative border. The map once again shows 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 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: No.1 1946    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 14.5 x 22.5cm, 5.75 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: 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 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 Transport, printed by McCorquodale & Co Ltd, London



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