Harry Beck (Henry Charles Beck, 1902-1974)
Harry Beck (Henry Charles Beck, 1902-1974)

UNDERGROUND MAP

Details
Harry Beck (Henry Charles Beck, 1902-1974)
UNDERGROUND MAP
lithograph in colours, 1933, printed by Waterlow & Sons Limited, London, condition B+; backed on linen
39½ x 50in. (100 x 127cm.)
Literature
London Underground Posters, p.60v

Lot Essay

The first diagramatic representation of London's tube map was issued in 1933. Beck abandoned the rules of scale and geometric accuracy to create the iconic and highly influential Underground map.

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