Historical Map of the Underground Railways

$750

A Tube map unlike any other: telling the story of London’s famed transit system.

Cartographer(s): London Transport Board
Date: 1975
Place: London
Dimensions: 94.5 x 52 cm (37 x 20.5 in)
Condition Rating: VG+

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SKU: NL-01004 Categories: ,

Description

This rare thematic plan tells the story of London’s underground transit system with the clarity and high standards of design that we have come to associate with tube maps. It constitutes a remarkable reference, giving an age and backstory to each line, with notations on many of the openings for each stop. We see the system in all of its complexity, an astounding accomplishment that began as early as the 1860’s and continues to blossom and expand for the century to come.

Formed to the real geography, and not to Beck’s standardized conceptual map of the tube system, this is an absorbing image that brings this amazing infrastructure to a new life.

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Condition Description

Very good. Marginal wear.

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