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The Mapping of North America

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The first issue of these maps was in ‘The Weekly Dispatch’ between 1856 and 1862. They first appeared as a a complete work in ‘The Dispatch Atlas’, 1863. Soon the plates passed to the publishers, Cassell, Petter and Galpin before arriving with George W. Bacon and Co. George Washington Bacon (1830-1922) was proposed by Edward Stanford to be a member of the Royal Geographical Society in 1866, a year before he went bankrupt. He had returned by 1869. These maps were utilised in many ways but were continually updated as the railway network expanded. His first publication with them was as ‘Bacon’s County Atlas’ in 1869 and under this title in 1895. This first edition contains the extensive collection of town plans omitted from the ensuing issue the following year. Provenance: Donald Hodson collection (1933-2016), carto-bibliographer. Carroll (1996) 120; refer Chubb (1927) 551; Smith (1993).
BACON, George Washington & Co. Ltd.

Commercial and Library Atlas of the British Isles from the Ordnance Survey

G. W. Bacon & Co., Limited, 127, Strand, London, 1895
Folio (355 x 295 mm.), contemporary green cloth binding with ornate blind panelled boards and central gilt title, spine with blind ruled compartments and gilt title, block detached from spine at lower joint. With half title, typographic title (with small tear), Preface and Contents, pp. (2), lix, with 4 diagrams and 106 maps comprising 18 regional maps of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, 47 on the English counties, 38 detailed town plans, 2 of islands, and 1 world, all in original wash colour, otherwise in good condition.
Stock number: 10382


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