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The first issue of these maps was for ‘The Weekly Dispatch’ between 1856 and 1862 and first appeared as ‘The Dispatch Atlas’ in 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. Later that same year Bacon was declared bankrupt. He 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 1889, the date of accession by the British Museum. This is a second edition dated 1891. Provenance: Donald Hodson collection. Carroll (1996) 120; refer Chubb (1927) 551; Smith (1993).
BACON, George Washington

New Large-Scale Atlas of the British Isles from the Ordnance Survey

G. W. Bacon & Co., Limited, 127, Strand, London, 1891
Folio (350 x 255 mm.), full contemporary green cloth, blind panelled, gilt title to the centre of the upper board, spine with blind ruled bands and gilt title. With typographic title page, pp. (6), liv, (8), with 4 diagrams and 103 maps numbered to 100, comprising, 4 general, 47 on the English counties, 4 each of Wales, Scotland and Ireland, 2 geological, 24 town plans (London & Liverpool in 2 sheets), 9 of city environs, and 5 others, all in original wash colour, 2 preliminary text leaves with tears repaired, otherwise in good condition.
Stock number: 9597

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