‘Mapping Masterpieces: Six of the Best from the Masters in Mapping’
Limited edition of 1000.
Dimensions: 52.8cm x 43cm
These decorative poster maps combined art, design and cartography to promote transport services. Beautifully illustrated maps were used in Underground posters as early as 1912, but MacDonald Gill introduced a new type of modern decorative map in 1914. By the 1920's decorative poster maps formed a popular part of the Underground's publicity programme - they promoted travel to the suburbs and beyond, as well central London's leisure destinations.
2013 celebrates 150 years of the London Underground, the world's oldest underground transport system. To celebrate this, the London Transport Museum has launched an exclusive collection of gifts and accessories inspired by unique imagery of London Underground logos and poster archive.
In celebration of Tube150, the London Transport Museum has handpicked six of the finest decorative maps from the extensive London Transport archives to create a limited edition collection of prints.
- Underground Map; Western Suburbs - Charles Sharland - 1912
- By Paying us your Pennies - MacDonald Gill - 1914
- Theatreland - MacDonald Gill - 1915
- Nightly Carnival - Frederick Charles Herrick - 1924
- British Empire Exhibition - Edward Bawden and Thomas Derrick - 1924
- This old map of London...(based on a map by John Rocque,1761) - Artist Unknown - 1928