semi-diagrammatic British Railways poster map of the continental rail network, 1950. This very unusual and striking poster is one of the earliest we’ve seen to use elements of diagrammatic mapping to represent the principal European railway network (albeit imposed on a recognisable, although ‘not to scale’ map of the Continent).

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  • Condition: B (folds, archival tape repairs to reverse)
  • Date: 1950
  • Designer: Barnes
  • Printer: Ernest J Day & Co
  • Publisher: Railway Executive (Southern Region)
  • Size: Double Royal (1010 x 635 mm)
An original, and significant, semi-diagrammatic British Railways poster map of the continental rail network, 1950. This very unusual and striking poster is one of the earliest we’ve seen to use elements of diagrammatic mapping to represent the principal European railway network (albeit imposed on a recognisable, although ‘not to scale’ map of the Continent). Interesting, too, that the poster shows connections for Eastern Bloc countries, such as Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Hungary. A higher resolution image is available to view on request