Maps

Map; Pocket Underground map, by Henry C Beck, 1933
This is the first pocket edition of the diagrammatic style of Underground map designed by H C Beck. The main features of this diagram are the use of 45 degree angles and diamonds to illustrate interchange stations. All the lines are shown in their entirety except the District line which is only shown as far as Mile End, the rest of the stations eastbound are listed to Southend. The Piccadilly line extension from Enfield West to Cockfosters is shown as opening Midsummer 1933. The logo on this map is a red and black roundel with UndergrounD printed on the bar. The reverse of the map lists places of interest and theatres, with their closest Stations. Printed on paper.
Simple name : Map
Date : 1933
Collection : Maps
Object location : Acton Depot
Reference number : 1999/321
Size : H 128mm, W 155mm
Associated person : Henry Beck
Print code : (750M-1-33)
Bibliography : Dobbin, C 'London Underground: Art, Design and Cartography' (2011) p 69-73
Publisher : UERL : 1933
Printer : Waterlow & Sons : 1933
Designer : Henry C Beck : 1933
Mode : Tube
Content text : A new design for an old map. We should welcome your comments. Please write to PUBLICITY MANAGER, / 55, BROADWAY, WESTMINSTER, S.W.1
Title : Map Of London's Underground Railways
Material : Paper
Colour : Red,Blue,Green,Yellow,Black,Purple
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