|Method||Lithograph with original hand colour|
|Artist||Cousland, C.J. & Sons|
|Published||Published by C.J. Cousland & Sons Ltd. Edinburgh, 2. Copyright [c.1950]|
|Dimensions||405 x 745 mm|
A mid-century folding map of London's West End, with specific reference to 'Clubland' and 'Theatreland,' published as a touristic guide map by the Scottish publishers C.J. Cousland & Sons. The map is reverse printed, with streets marked out in white on a black field, providing a much more striking backdrop to the colour coded attractions of the West End. Theatres and Cinemas are picked out in red hand colour, Hotels and Restaurants in green, Post Offices, Shops, Car Parks, Garages, and Ticket and Travel Agents in yellow, while Clubs, Concert Halls, and other Places of Interest are left white. Tube Stations are marked with the outline of an Underground logo in white. In the bottom left corner, an inset map shows Hyde Park corner. On the verso, a small Beck tube map is reprinted by permission of London Transport, along with a comprehensive index of Art Galleries, Concert and Assembly Halls, Car Parks (including Bombed sites), Cinemas, Dance Halls, Embassies, Garages, Hospitals, Hotels and Restaurants, Oyster Bars, Places of Interest, Places of Worship, Police Stations, Theatres, Ticket Agents, Travel Agencies, Turkish Baths, Taxi Ranks, and Streets.
C.J. Cousland & Son were an Edinburgh-based publisher, principally known as the printers and distributors of the 'The Knowledge of London' street guides.
Condition: Pressed vertical and horizontal folds, as issued. Some splitting and creasing to folds. Time toning to Tube Map on verso, and to folds.