James Wyld’s New Plan of London was created for the 1851 Great Exhibition. An 1870s’ copy is up for auction here.



A test print of a new map of the City of London, which I’m putting the finishing touches to… Available soon!

© Mike Hall

Harry Beck’s other map

Harry Beck is, of course, best known for changing the face of transport mapping, with his original London Underground diagrammatic map in 1932. Three years later, applying the same principles, he produced this little gem for Imperial Airways. This was in turn used in part by Laszlo Maholoy-Nagy in 1937 when he created the remarkable poster below, a most unusual (and not very successful) cartographic mash-up.

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