Copperplate

G. Bacon : 10 items

Maps

G. Bacon    New Large Scale Ordnance Atlas of the British Isles c1884-7 (c1862)
£20
45.5 x 65cm


Edward Weller first drew this two-sheet map for the Weekly Dispatch newspaper as part of a series published between 1857 and 1863. The subsequent history of the maps includes re-issues in The Dispatch Atlas in 1863, Cassell's Complete Atlas in 1863, Cassell's British Atlas in 1865, Bacon's County Atlas in 1869, and Bacon's New Large Scale Ordnance Atlas from 1883. This example is dated from railway evidence to one of the editions of the last-named between 1884 and 1887. All editions of the maps were by lithographic transfer. Original colour.
Ref: LAN 1331
 
B.R. Davies G. Bacon    New Large Scale Ordnance Atlas of the British Isles 1884-7 (c1862)
£30
45.5 x 30.5cm


Benjamin Rees Davies first drew this map for the Weekly Dispatch newspaper as part of a series published between 1857 and 1863. The subsequent history of the maps includes re-issues in The Dispatch Atlas in 1863, Cassell's Complete Atlas in 1863, Cassell's British Atlas in 1865, Bacon's County Atlas in 1869, and Bacon's New Large Scale Ordnance Atlas from 1883. This example is dated from railway evidence to one of the editions of the last-named between 1884 and 1887. All editions of the maps were by lithographic transfer. Original printed colour
Ref: SUR 1309
 
G. Bacon    Bacon's New Survey map of Somerset, Dorset and part of Wiltshire c1901-10
£45
103 x 87.5cm


Somerset, Dorset and south-west Wiltshire. GW. Bacon & Co. were a major, Manchester-based, map publishing company in the latter decades of the 19th and early decades of the 20th centuries. Bacon's large, folding map (drawn and engraved by Bartholomew & Co) covers the counties of Somerset, Dorset and the south-west part of Wiltshire. It is on a scale of 2 miles to the inch, and also includes an inset geographical map of the area. Part of a series of regional UK maps on the same scale, it is undated, but quotes 1901 census data, so was probably published soon after this became available. The map is printed in full colour, dissected into 24 linen-backed segments and folds into cloth covered boards (rather faded). In the bottom left-hand corner a gazetteer gives basic information on all towns of note, and there is a triangular distance chart with mileages between the major cities and towns. A most attractive item, stylistically typical of its period.
 
G. Bacon    Bacon's New Large Scale Ordnance Atlas of the British Isles 1883 (c1863)
£12
31 x 41.5cm


This map was originally drawn for the Weekly Dispatch newspaper as part of a series published between 1857 and 1863. The subsequent history of the map includes re-issues in The Dispatch Atlas in 1863, Cassell's Complete Atlas in 1863, Cassell's British Atlas in 1865, Bacon's County Atlas in 1869, and Bacon's New Large Scale Ordnance Atlas from 1883. This example is from the 1883 edition of of the last-listed atlas. There is no attribution to an individual author on the Huntingdon map, but the series were by drawn by E. Weller, J. Dower and B. R. Davies. All editions of the maps were by lithographic transfer. Original colour. 2 short c'fld repairs just entering the border, and 2 short marginal repairs not affecting the image.
Ref: HUN 049
 
G. Bacon    New Large Scale Ordnance Atlas of the British Isles 1883-8
£15
45 x 31.5cm


Isle of Wight. This map was originally drawn for the Weekly Dispatch newspaper as part of a series published between 1857 and 1863. The subsequent history of the maps includes re-issues in The Dispatch Atlas in 1863, Cassell's Complete Atlas in 1863, Cassell's British Atlas in 1865, Bacon's County Atlas in 1869, and Bacon's New Large Scale Ordnance Atlas from 1883. There is no attribution to an individual author on the Isle of Wight map, but the series were drawn by E. Weller, J. Dower and B. R. Davies. All editions of the maps were by lithographic transfer. Original printed colour.
Ref: ISL 021
 

Town Plans

G. Bacon    New Large Scale Ordnance Atlas of the British Isles 1884-7 (1883)
£12
48 x 31.5cm


Bradford. This map of Bradford is one of several new town plans introduced into Bacon's New Large Scale Ordnance Atlas on its first publication in 1883. Here it joined a set of county and other British maps dating from 1857-62 which had originally been drawn for the Weekly Dispatch newspaper and had appeared in several other publications since then. This example dates from one of the editions of Bacon's atlas from between 1884 and 1887. The map is printed in colour by lithographic transfer.
Ref: TWN 1336
 
G. Bacon    New Large Scale Ordnance Atlas of the British Isles 1884-7 (1883)
£12
48.5 x 30.5cm


Sheffield. This map of Sheffield is one of several new town plans introduced into Bacon's New Large Scale Ordnance Atlas on its first publication in 1883. Here it joined a set of county and other British maps dating from 1857-62 which had originally been drawn for the Weekly Dispatch newspaper and had appeared in several other publications since then. This example dates from one of the editions of Bacon's atlas from between 1884 and 1887. The map is by printed lithographic transfer in original colour
Ref: TWN 1349
 
G. Bacon    New Large Scale Ordnance Atlas of the British Isles c1884-7 (c1862)
£12
48 x 30cm


Leeds. Benjamin Rees Davies first drew this map for the Weekly Dispatch newspaper as part of a series of UK maps published between 1857 and 1863. The subsequent history of the maps includes re-issues in The Dispatch Atlas in 1863, Cassell's Complete Atlas in 1863, Cassell's British Atlas in 1865, and Bacon's New Large Scale Ordnance Atlas from 1883. Amendments were made over time to reflect changes and growth of cities. This example dates from one of the editions of the last-named atlas between 1884 and 1887. All editions of the maps were by lithographic transfer. Original colour.
Ref: TWN 1340
 
G. Bacon    New Large Scale Ordnance Atlas of the British Isles 1884-7 (1883)
£12
48.5 x 31cm


Newcastle and Gateshead. This map of Newcastle is one of several new town plans introduced into Bacon's New Large Scale Ordnance Atlas on its first publication in 1883. Here it joined a set of county and other British maps dating from 1857-62 which had originally been drawn for the Weekly Dispatch newspaper and had appeared in several other publications since then. This example dates from one of the editions of Bacon's atlas from between 1884 and 1887. The map is by in colour by lithographic transfer.
Ref: TWN 1347
 
G. Bacon    Bacon's Large Scale Plan of Croydon 1910
£15
47 x 64.5cm


Croydon. This is the first edition of Bacon's plan, published 1910 at a scale of 4 inches to the mile. It was updated over time and later editions show the continuing development of the area, including the opening of the first London Airport in 1920. The map provides a comprehensive street plan of Croydon and the adjoining areas of Thornton Heath, Purley, South and Upper Norwood, and South Streatham. There are some repairs on the verso to tears along folds, and the paper covers are still attached.
Ref: TWN 122