London, Divided into half-mile Squares & Circles (On 4 Sheets) - Original antique maps. Published by G.W. Bacon, 1881 for the "Ordnance Survey of the British Isles", First Edition G.W. Bacon (George Washington) 1830-1922 Following bankruptcy...

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Product Code: 8AAC83
Image size: 99 x 63cm
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    Set of 4 original antique maps. Published by G.W. Bacon, 1881 for the "Ordnance Survey of the British Isles", First Edition

    G.W. Bacon (George Washington) 1830-1922

    Following bankruptcy in 1867, Bacon set-up his publishing business on the Strand in 1870. To establish his company, he acquired the plates of Edward Weller, previously used in 1863 for "The Dispatch Atlas".

    Bacon modified and updated the plates, improved the clarity of text and added a colour wash to the maps to make them more attractive. The much improved maps first appeared in the "The New Ordnance Atlas of the British Isles" in 1881. Subsequent editions were printed up until 1912.

    Overall map size: 99 x 63cm

    Individual map (sheet) size: 48 x 30cm

    Price: £725.00