This map of the City of London by Mike Hall is an entirely unique and digitally rendered design, is inspired by the elegant visual style, coloration and typography of early twentieth-century city maps.
It covers the entirety of the City of London, also referred to as the Square Mile or simply "The City", which is the historic core of the modern metropolis of London and the UK's financial hub. Its maze of streets, squares and passages, railway termini, underground stations, landmarks, street markets, parks, gardens and bridges across the River Thames are all carefully delineated and labelled. The courses of all the various underground railways that pass through the area (including the course of the new Crossrail line, due to open in 2018) are depicted by dashed black lines; also the former course of the Roman Wall is depicted by a dotted orange line, with some surviving sections and the precise locations of the long-vanished medieval city gates also pinpointed and labelled.
Two scenes within the City of London are depicted in hand-rendered illustrations placed in roundels at the top left and right hand corners of the design: the western facade of St. Paul's Cathedral as seen from Ludgate Hill at the top left, and the Royal Exchange (along with the Bank of England and various other landmark buildings) as seen from the busy intersection at Bank underground station at the top right.
The design is finished with a simple, elegant border, with the title and scale bar along the bottom edge.
Areas covered by the map include: Aldgate, Bank, Barbican, Blackfriars, Broadgate, Cannon Street, Chancery Lane, Cheapside, Fenchurch Street, Fleet Street, Liverpool Street, Moorgate, St. Paul's, Smithfield, Temple and Tower Hill.
Each print of this map is signed in pencil and also stamped with the Mike Hall logo on the rear for authenticity.
• Paper is size 300 x 400mm
• Unique digitally-rendered artwork
• High quality digital print on archival paper
• Signed in pencil by the artist, with stamp of authenticity on the rear
• Open edition
• Frame not included
Carefully packaged and delivered in a firm cardboard tube.