Old map of Birmingham circa 1885 reproduction laid on cloth in slipcase

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Old Folding Maps specialise in supplying original maps and reproductions of rarer antique maps - all dissected, laid onto 100% natural linen cloth and supplied in unique hand-made matching slip cases. This is a very special gift for a map-lover.

Old map of Birmingham first published by G.W.Bacon circa 1885, republished 2017, including Adderley, Edgbaston, Smeltwick, Aston Park, and Little Bromwich. Railways illustrated include the North Western Railway, and Sutton Coldfield Branch.

George Washington Bacon (1830 - 1922) was a cartographer and seller during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Born in New York, USA, Bacon was based in London for the duration of his map making career.

Bacon's various business ventures were not always successful and he became bankrupt in 1867. Following this, in 1870, Bacon purchased the plates used by Edward Weller. Bacon expanded the plates, making them easier to read and improved them with a quality range of colour washes and began producing Atlases. In 1893, he bought the map business of James Wyld, which included detailed plans of the Capital.

In 1900 G.W.Bacon & Co was purchased by the Scottish firm W.A.&K.Johnston and maps bearing the Bacon brand continued to be produced until as late as 1956.

Size 24 x 30"


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