Children's Map of London
Bullock, Leslie George
Date of Creation:
1938, or after
"Bright colours and pretty fancies"
Bullock’s iconic 'Children’s Map of London' was first published in 1938, and the British Library records further editions in 1964 and 1969. All proceeds of the map were donated to The Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children. The Times carried a review of the map on the 26th of November, where they described it as a map of “bright colours and pretty fancies”. “Gog and Magog guard the east and west borders, the Lord Mayor’s coach and the Lifeguards hold the north and a dozen heroes of the nursery world watch over the south. Even so, there is still room for oranges and lemons in each of the corners to refresh the lions (rampant, couchant, rouge and or) escaped from the Heralds’ College”.