LONDON UNDERGROUND tube map plan diagram. Northern Heights SCHLEGER/ZERO #3 1939

LONDON UNDERGROUND tube map plan diagram. Northern Heights SCHLEGER/ZERO #3 1939

Product SKU: P-6-018403

Price £250.00

'London Transport - Underground Lines No 3. 1939' by Hans Schleger ("Zero") (No.3 1939). Vintage diagram of lines pocket map issued by London Transport, 15.0 x 22.0cm, 5.75 x 8.75 inches; Please note that this is a folding map.

TITLE/CONTENT OF MAP: 'London Transport - Underground Lines No 3. 1939'

This edition of the Underground map designed by Hans Schleger (who went under the pseudoynm of "Zero") shows the completion of the Northern line between Archway and East Finchley. Highgate Station is noted as being open 'from summer 1940 only'. On the reverse of the map are two maps of Central London and details of future extensions. The map has an airbrushed background which emphasises the central area. Authorised extensions are included as a dotted line as used for the Central line extensions to Denham and Ongar, the extensions on the Northern line to Bushey Heath, High Barnet and Alexandra Palace and the Bakerloo extension to Stanmore. The District and Piccadilly lines to Hounslow West are horizontal, as is the Central line to Ealing Broadway. The Metropolitan line is shown as far as Aylesbury with the branch to Chesham. The GWR and LMS line between Uxbridge Road and Willesden Junction are included, as is the Waterloo & City Railway. The front cover is red with a small black roundel. The map 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 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.3 1939    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 15.0 x 22.0cm, 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. 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. 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.


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


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