The Pictorial Plan of London.
1923 (dated) 19 x 29 in (48.26 x 73.66 cm)
This is a wonderful map of pocket map of London and published in 1923 by Geographia Ltd. Cover downtown London from the Hammersmith Bridge and Wormwood scrubs eastward past Hyde Park and Buckingham Place to Whitechapel Road and the London Docks. Features many of the buildings of London drawn in three dimensions. Insets in the lower right and lower left depict Theater land and Clubland, respectively. Both insets detail individual establishments as they existed at the time including the Ladies Automobile Club, the Athenaeum, the Palace Theater, the Hippodrome Theater and the Coliseum Theater, among many others. Notes stations on the London Underground.
Geographia, Ltd. was a London based cartographic publishing firm active from about 1910 until about 1985. The company was founded by Alexander Gross (1879-1958), a Hungarian immigrant to the United Kingdom. Geographia is best known for its folding pocket maps and globes. Later in the early 20th century, Geographia expanded with offices in New York at 11 John Street and issued a large corpus of U.S. focused maps and city plans. In the later part of the 1980s the firm was bought out by Harper Collins and continues to produces maps under the Collins Bartholomew imprint.
Very good condition. Folds into original paper booklet. Original folds. Blank on verso.
Johns Hopkins University Library, G5754.L7A5 s22.