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GILL, MacDonald.


Wonderground Map of London Town. "THE HEART OF BRITAIN'S EMPIRE HERE IS SPREAD OUT FOR YOUR VIEW/IT SHOWS YOU MANY STATIONS & BUS ROUTES NOT A FEW/YOU HAVE NOT THE TIME TO ADMIRE IT ALL ?/WHY NOT TAKE A MAP HOME TO PIN ON YOUR WALL !"
London: Westminster Press. 1914 [1924].

Chromolithographed map (overall 75 x 94 cm.) with original envelope. Extends from Camden Town (N) to Battersea (S) Tower of London (E) to Shephers Bush (W).

Issued as a poster in 1913 and then as a separate map un 1914. MacDonald Gill was the younger brother of artist, sculptor, book illlustrator Eric Gill.
This is the slightly smaller edition of the map, dated 1914 but issued in 1924, identified by "On to Wembley" at the upper left of the map, indicating the direction to the 1924 British Empire Exhibition at Wembley, with banner title round the border.

(ref.Roderick Barron)

Price £ 2250.00
Stock Code 53116
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