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 World Maps 

BACON, George Washington. [Wall map of the world at the beginning of the 20th century]
Bacon's New Chart of the World. Mercator's Projection. London: G.W. Bacon & Co., c.1907. Colour lithographic map. Dissected and laid on linen as issued , total 950 x 1200mm, folded into original covers.
A large map of the world, showing the British Empire, at its height, marked in red. Around the map are inset details: with plans of towns including Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney and New York; the Panama and Suez Canals; the British Isles; the two Poles; and a Universal Time Chart. Along the top are a selection of national flags and ensigns; along the bottom are Gazetteers and a list of Principal British Steamship lines.
[Ref: 18410]    £1,000.00 ($1,340 • €1,141 rates)

 Northern Africa 

BACON, George Washington. [A scarce map-view of Egypt]
Bird's-Eye View of Egypt looking North from the Pyramids. London, 1882. Chromolithograph. Sheet 575 x 810mm. Binding folds flattened with small repairs, backed with archival tissue.
An elevated map-view of Egypt, with the Sphinx's head at the bottom of the map and the length of the Suex Canal shown on the right. Bottom left is a prospect of Cairo. The map would have been published to satisfy public interest in Egypt at a time Britain was helping put down the 'Urabi Revolt, primarily to protect their commercial interests, including the Suez Canal. Once the British Army won the Battle of Tell Ek Kebir in September 1882 Egypt was a de facto British colony until 1954.
This item is currently on reserve


BACON, George Washington. [A contour map of England & Wales with braille]
England & Wales. Issued by the National Institute for the Blind. London & Edinburgh: G.W. Bacon & Co., c.1953. Colour lithographic map, embossed with relief and braille. Sheet 565 x 450mm, on board as issued, with 8pp. braille booklet and the original NIB mail packaging, franked date 1953.
A map of England and Wales, embossed so that relief can be felt, with many names given in braille. The booklet is titled 'Key to Embossed Map'. The map was sent out in 1953, the same year that the Institute changed its name to the 'Royal National Institute for the Blind'.
[Ref: 16619]    £550.00 ($737 • €628 rates)

 London Maps 

BACON, George Washington. [Environs of London]
Bacon's Map of the Environs of London from the Latest Ordnance Surveys, Divided into Three Mile Squares & Circles London, 1879. Colour lithograph. 460 x 620mm. Chip to bottom margin
Detailed map of the environs of London, centred on Charing Cross and covering nine miles to the north and south and approximately ten and a half miles to the east and west. Text to the left and right with an index key to notable places.
[Ref: 18070]    £280.00 ($375 • €319 rates)

BACON, George Washington. [Plan of Marylebone at the beginning of the 20th century]
Plan of St Marylebone 1900. London: G.W. Bacon & Co., 1900. Coloured lithographic folding map, dissected and laid on linen, 545 x 725mm, in red cloth gilt covers. Covers worn, wear at folds, some pencil mss.
A map of the new Metropolitan Borough of Saint Marylebone, as created by the London Government Act 1899, covering from Oxford Street north to St John's Wood, with Regent's Park and Lord's Cricket Ground.
[Ref: 12410]    £400.00 ($536 • €456 rates)

BACON, George Washington. [The Quad-Royal poster map of Central London marking the Underground routes]
London Transport UndergrounD. Map of London. London: Roadway Publications, 1934. Colour-printed map. Sheet 1010 x 1265mm. Original folds, with minor repairs in corners. Otherwise in excellent condition.
A detailed map of Central London, based on the Ordnance Survey, overprinted with the routes of the Underground lines.
[Ref: 14983]    £3,000.00 ($4,020 • €3,423 rates)


BACON, George Washington. [An early 20th century map of Ulster in fine colour]
Bacon's Library Map of the Province of Ulster. Showing Railways, Roads, Elevations, & Distances, Also Local Government Divisions. Manchester: G.W. Bacon & Co, c.1910. Lithograph with fine original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, total 1040 x 900mm, folded into orginal cloth covers.
A large and detailed map of Ulster, in particularly strong colour. Bottom left is a geological map and bottom right an extensive gazetteer.
[Ref: 14914]    £150.00 ($201 • €171 rates)

 Decorative Items 

BACON, George Washington. [The laying of the transatlantic cable from the Great Eastern]
The Atlantic Telegraph. London: Bacon & Co., 1865. Letterpress broadside with colour-printed wood engravings. Sheet 810 x 550mm. Minor repairs to folds and edges.
A rare and important broadside published during the attempt to lay a new transatlantic telegraph cable, after the first laid in 1858, lasted only a month before failing. As well as an extensive descriptive text there: maps of the positions of cables around Europe and the North Atlantic and the prosposed cables around the world; a view of S.S. Great Eastern, Isambard Kingdom Brunel's mammoth sailing steam ship, which had just been converted for cable-laying, with a cross-section; illustrations of the composition of the different cables and a Morse Telegraph instrument; and a cross-section of the Atlantic with the depths marked. This broadside was published just before the failure of the attempt: captained by Sir James Anderson, the Great Eastern had laid a thousand miles of cable when the cable snapped and the end was lost. The attempt was abandoned, but the following year the ship returned and, after 'fishing' with grappling hooks for weeks, the cable was recovered and spliced. The repaired cable reached Newfoundland in September 1866. This broadside was republished during the second attempt, with the Atlantic cross-section at the bottom reduced in size to accommodate the description of the failure of the previous year.
[Ref: 18296]    £3,100.00 ($4,154 • €3,537 rates)

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