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Untitled [London Underground Map]

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Untitled [London Underground Map] : H.C. Beck / London Underground Transport

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Harry Beck, an engineering draughtsman with an understanding of electrical circuits, created a cartographic breakthrough still used to this day. The challenge was to map the Tube and Underground system in a clear and straightforward way. Beck boldly abandoned the geographical approach and used schematic mapping instead for his iconic map of 1933. With the addition of colour coding, this meant that the passengers could quickly locate the correct lines and intersections for their journeys. This is a good example of one of the earliest printings of a historic cartographic concept, issued just one year after its first appearance. This is the first edition of 1934.
mapmakers: H.C. Beck London Underground Transport
place and date of publication: London 1934
medium and colour: lithograph, Original colour
size in mm: 150 by 225mm (6 by 8.75 inches).
ref: 42613

Price: £ 750

 
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