This pictorial map of London was originally published in 1914 as an advertising poster for the London Underground. The design became very popular with the public and was published in several different editions. It is credited with reviving Tube travel as well as inspiring “Wonderland” maps in other cities, and influencing pictorial mapmaking in the twentieth century.

At the very top of this map, you can  find several stanzas from the famous poem The Tyger by William Blake. This map also contains several excerpts from children’s books and  nursery rhymes, as well as a plethora of puns about different places in London, like a reference to hurling hams in Hurlingham. 

Check out this interactive version of the map here.





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2 Responses to Wonderground

  1. Heidi-Marie says:

    Intricately designed!

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