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1908 Bacon's Excelsior Map of Yorkshire and Adjoining Counties Large Folding Map

By G. W. Bacon

1908

G. W. Bacon and Co. : London; Manchester

9.5" by 8"

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DETAILS

A beautiful example of Bacon's Excelsior map in excellent condition, depicting the British county of Yorkshire.

Uncommon. Undated, dated using Copac. A lovely work of cartography, by the American mapmaker, George Washington Bacon. A entrepreneur at heart, Bacon founded numerous business, though most of these failed. It wasn't until 1870 when he established his business G. W. Bacon & Co., that he saw great commercial success producing atlas and maps. In the early 20th century, the company was bought out by W.& A.K. Johnston, but still continued to release maps using the Bacon brand until the 1950s. This particular map depicts the county of Yorkshire, and the parts of the surrounding counties, and features population information taken from the 1901 census. Very well preserved, the map remains, bright and clean, and would make a lovely edition to an established collection, or for anyone with an connection to Yorkshire and the surrounding area.

CONDITION

In a full cloth binding. Externally, generally smart with the odd handling mark. Some bumping to the head and tail of the spine, and also to the extremities. Splits to the front and rear joints, resulting in light fraying to the cloth, and the backstrip lifting from the spine in places. Fading to the extremities of the front and rear boards and also to the spine. Light rubbing to the hinges. Internally firmly bound. Map is bright and clean. Minor creases towards the extremities of the map. The odd ink spot and light age toning to the rear of the map, not affecting the map itself. Joints of the map itself remain firm.

Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed

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