LONDON: Map: Railways,1907]

The "District" Map of Greater London & Environs 2nd. Edition.

Published: London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd

Date: [ 1907 ]

large map 107.2 x 68 cms. mounted on linen and folding into pictorial cloth-backed boards (19 x 14.5 cms.) as issued, printed in colours to show the routes of railways, case 'spine' longtitudinally lettered, fine copy. Uncommon in this condition.

This map, published to promote the 'District' and allied tube lines was first published in 1902. It shows in red the complex routes over which that railway ran together with those (stations shown differently) of the 'Bakerloo', 'Piccadilly' and 'Hampstead' tube lines. All the other railways, both mainline and 'electric' are shown in blue (showing these two types differently); tramlines are also shown. Also shown are railways planned or under construction. Included in this latter class is the large site (later called White City) near Shepherd's Bush of the Franco-British Exhibition which opened in 1908. Parklands and similar open spaces are printed in green.


Offered by P & B Rowan