Wonderground Map of London. MacDonald Gill (1884-1947) London: Westminster Press, 1914.
Housed in the original publisher's brightly printed envelope, priced, "two shillings & six pence net," and the slogan, "The heart of Britain on your wall!", some fly specking, and incidental wear to the envelope, one short closed tear, corners bumped, slight rodent chewing to envelope flap, the map itself well-protected by the envelope, fresh, slightly tender along the folds, 30 x 37 in.
This boldly colored and graphic artistic rendering of a bird's-eye impression of London was originally commissioned by the Underground to be displayed in railway stations, in a larger format, in 1913. Because of its popularity, the publisher produced this smaller version for sale to the public; a nicely preserved example in its original envelope.
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