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BACON, G.W., & Co. Ltd.


Bacon's Library Map of the Environs of London.
London: G. W. Bacon & Co. Ltd. Norwich Street, Fetter Lane, EC4. [c. 1931].

Map dimensions 92 x 132 cm (excluding table to right margin), overall dimensions 100 x 149 cm. Large folding map of London and the surrounding regions covering the extents from Hoddesdon down to Reigate and Canvey Island across to Windsor. Bright original colour marking out the counties, boroughs, districts and parishes. The map divided into three mile squares numbered and lettered at the borders, the grid references corresponding to a large index of local authorities found at the right margin. Printed over four conjoined sheets, the whole divided into 28 sections and mounted on linen. Folds into orginal dark green cloth slipcase, gilt lettered to the upper board. Marbled paper to folded end sections on linen verso. The slipcase slightly worn at extremities, one of the lower joints cracked at the upper edge. The map in excellent condition.

The Northern Line extension from Clapham Common to Morden (opened 1926) is marked on the map. Park Royal & Twyford Abbey Station on the District (now Piccadilly) Line is also shown, the station was closed in mid 1931. Stations along the eastern extent of the District Line between Barking and Upminster (re-opened 1932), such as Upney and Becontree, are not shown.

Price £ 250.00
Stock Code 38267
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