A rare c. 1895 folding pocket map of London and its environs by G. W. Bacon. Covers the London area from Rickmansworth in the northwest to Keveldon Hatch in the northeast. Extends south to Whitewater Common and Ightham Common. Offers extraordinary detail, often at the level of individual buildings, throughout noting manors, mills, roads, towns, forests, parks, castles, railways, cemeteries and bridges. Published by G. W. Bacon in pocket format c. 1895. Dissected into 40 sections and mounted on linen. Folds into original red gilt stamped linen binder.
George Washington Bacon (1830 - 1922) was a London based book and map publisher active in the mid to late 19th century. Bacon's firm G.W. Bacon and Co. purchased the plates created by Edward Weller for the Weekly Dispatch Atlas then modified and updated them for several of their own important atlases, including The New Ordnance Atlas of the British Isles. In 1893, Bacon & Co. acquired the map publishing business of J. Wyld. Then, around the turn of the century, Bacon & Co. itself was folded into the Scottish publishing house of W.& A.K. Johnston.
Very good. A could of minor ink marks near central London. Wear on original folds. Original linen backing in good condition. Detached from original red linen booklet - which is included.