Bacon’s Picture Map of London


Folding map of London with a range of vignettes depicting landmarks from Tower Bridge to the Horniman Museum

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Folding map of London, 60.5 x 92.5 cm, printed in colours, a couple of thick pencil crosses and arrows made by an early user, folding into stiff pictorial cloth covers, 62 page ‘stranger’s guide to London’ tipped in, featuring places of interest, street index etc. Principal public buildings are shown pictorially, including the site of the 1908 Franco-British Exhibition and some modern marvels such as Lots Road Power Station, completed in 1904 for the Brompton and Piccadilly Circus Railway and described on the map as ‘Tube Railway Generating Station’. In the margins vignettes depict a range of landmarks, from Tower Bridge (completed 1894) to the Horniman Museum (founded 1901) and the ‘People’s Palace’ (an educational and recreational establishment in Mile End, completed in 1892; Alexandra Palace, sometimes given the same nickname, is in the upper margin).


Bacon’s Picture Map of London


George Washington Bacon & Co. Ltd

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60.5 x 92.5 cm