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Altea Gallery
35 Saint George Street
London
W1S 2FN
Contact Massimo De Martini
Telephone 020 7491 0010
Fax 020 7491 0015
Specialists Antiquarian Maps, Celestial Charts, Sea Charts, Globes, Atlases, Travel Books
The item listed here are samples from the 2016 fair.
We will be launching the highlights of the 2017 fair on 1st May 2017.
Altea Antique Maps & Old Charts
Stand K06

The second issue of the iconic map of the London Underground

BECK, Henry C.

Underground Railways of London., 1933 1933

The second card version of the diagrammatic map of London's tube network, first published in January the same year. The added text box refers to work on the Piccadilly Line due in September, not yet completed.
Already there are changes to the design: with circles replacing the diamonds of the interchanges; a compass pointer, superfluous on a diagramatic map, has been added top right, apparently without consulting Beck; and the awkward relationship between the Bakerloo and Metropolitan lines between Paddington, Praed Street and Edgeware Road has been simplified.
Changes to the Underground infrastucture include: the renaming of Dover Street to Greek Park; the amalgamation of British Museum Station and Holborn; the opening of the Piccadilly extension to Cockfosters; and the closure of the District Line between Ealing Common and South Harrow.

Note
London: The Underground Group, 1933. Colour-printed map, 140 x 205mm, folded twice as issued.

Edition
1933