Hand drawn Underground map - map

Harry Beck designed the first diagrammatic style tube map. It was published by London Transport in 1933. Over subsequent years Beck updated his diagram to include developments to the network. His method of designing often involved cutting out sections of maps to enable reworking. This is a section from a map that was never issued. It shows the layout of the Central London interchanges, including King's Cross, Euston, Holborn and Bank. These sections would have been drawn several times to test different positions for the circles and white line interconnectors. This diagram also includes the Victoria line in green and shows how it connects to the other lines at Euston, King's Cross and Warren Street. The interchange between bank and monument is drawn as a series of steps and the route of the Waterloo and City line is outlined in black.
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Designer : Henry C Beck
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