Gill, MacDonald (mapmaker).
London. The Westminster Press. Copyright 1914. [ 1924].
Color pictorial / pictographic map 29 1/4 x 36 1/2 inches, professionally mounted on linen minimising pinhole at each corner, short tears to upper left corner, tiny infill to upper right corner, infill to upper left fold. Presents very handsomely. Originally published in 1914 as an advertising poster for the London Underground, this design proved so popular that it was subsequently issued in several different editions. It has been suggested that this particular edition with an image of a lion and "On to Wembley" at the upper left of the map was issued at the time of the 1924 British Empire Exhibition at Wembley (Roderick Barron). An outstanding and innovative graphic - an explosion of color and humor - it sparked a revival in interest in decorative cartography around the world which continues today, a century later. Item #49733