Tuesday, February 5, 2008

I See London…

Maybe I should have been a museum curator. My 1/28 posting about subway maps…? How was I to know that probably the most famous transportation map EVER is going to be at the maps exhibition at the Walters? Now I know.

One of the way-cool maps in the Maps: Finding Our Place in the World exhibit is an original, poster-sized map of the London Underground from 1933. This map is a big deal because it is the first simple, schematic, graphic representation using straight lines and consistent angles rather than actual scale and direction.

So we get this:

rather than this:

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