Item #CL189-24 The Country Bus Services Map [London]. MacDonald “Max” Gill, Brit.
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The Country Bus Services Map [London]

1928. Colour lithograph, signed and dated in image lower right, 101 x 126.7cm. Repaired tears and upper right corner, slight foxing. Linen-backed.

Text includes “Far flung are our bus routes, they here are displayed. They mean nought to you! We are not dismayed. There are thousands of citizens who love the fresh air. Hundreds not misers will pay debonair. But they must remember to clear their waste paper. Dry bottles and what not at the end of their caper. So there! 504 2500. 3.4.28. Waterlow & Sons Limited, Lond., Dunstable & Watford.” Held in London Transport Museum.

Younger brother of British artist Eric Gill, MacDonald Gill is considered to be one of the leading decorative map-makers of the 20th century, whose highly detailed work often displayed a “wry visual humour.” Ref: The Guardian, 15.8.2014.

Item #CL189-24

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