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Poster - Poster Map of the London Underground
  • Poster Map of the London Underground
    Johnson, Riddle and Co. Ltd.
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Poster Map of the London Underground

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    UK (printed and published)

  • Date:

    1909 (printed and published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Johnson, Riddle and Co. Ltd. (printer and publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.721-1993

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case LP, shelf 10

  • Image in copyright

The first map of the London Underground Railway network to combine lines run by several companies was published in 1907. This version follows the style of the 1908 issue with its attractive 'tiled' logo. The map is more geographically accurate than Henry Beck's famous scheme (see original design, E.814-1979 and two printed versions, E.815, 816-1979), but even so, this has been modified to improve its legibility by flattening the Metropolitan line to accommodate the text box.

Physical description

A poster map showing the London Underground Railway network.

Place of Origin

UK (printed and published)

Date

1909 (printed and published)

Artist/maker

Johnson, Riddle and Co. Ltd. (printer and publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

LONDON UNDERGROUND RAILWAYS
JOHNSON, RIDDLE & Co. Ltd. LONDON. S.E.
REFERENCE

Dimensions

Height: 55.5 cm mounted, Width: 82 cm mounted

Descriptive line

Poster map showing the London Underground Railways; United Kingdom, ca.1909

Exhibition History

Mapping the Imagination (Victoria & Albert Museum 03/10/2007-24/04/2008)

Labels and date

The first map of the London Underground Railway network to combine lines run by several companies was published in 1907. This version follows the style of the 1908 issue with its attractive 'tiled' logo. The map seems geographically accurate when compared to Henry Beck's scheme (see original design, E.814-1979 and two printed versions, E.815-816-1979), but in fact the Metropolitan line has been flattened to accommodate the text box. [2007]

Subjects depicted

London; Map; Railway

Categories

Prints; Transport; Posters; Maps

Collection code

PDP

Qr_O138694
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