Very Rare & Original London Underground Double Royal Station Poster by H.C.Beck c.1946

Very Rare & Original London Underground Double Royal Station Poster by H.C.Beck c.1946

£1,995

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Very Rare & Original London Underground Double Royal Station Poster c.1946 by H.C.Beck.

Henry C Beck (Harry to his friends) was the original creator and designer of the London Tube map, the first sketch of which he produced in 1931.

These beautiful maps were displayed at stations along the London Underground and were often discarded whenever the diagram required being updated. As such, original examples are very scarce and are extremely sought after by vintage map collectors and railway enthusiasts alike.

The Double Royal poster for sale displays an adapted version of Beck’s famous diagram with a useful colour-coded index of the Underground routes to and from the mainline stations. The first examples of these posters were issued in 1944 and would have undoubtedly helped military personnel to navigate their way around the capital.

Further details regarding H.C.Beck and the beautiful maps he created can be found on the London Transport Museum’s website, a link to which is as follows: https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/

The poster for sale is a very rare survivor and would make a fantastic display item for the home or workplace.

 

The poster is in reasonable overall condition.
There are some creasing and staining to the poster in places and the usual folding lines are visible.
There are some inward tears to the outer edges, which are particularly prevalent at the bottom of the poster.
There is a small label attached to the top right-hand corner of the poster which does not affect the main body of the print.

Size: 1000mm x 630mm (Approx)

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