Alexandra Palace antique map

£35.00

Antique map of Alexandra Palace from Bacon’s “Portable Atlas of London and Suburbs,” published in 1897. Original hand-colouring. Paper measures approx. 11 x 8.5 inches. Usual fold where bound in atlas.

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Alexandra Palace antique map 1897. Antique map of Alexandra Palace from Bacon’s “Portable Atlas of London and Suburbs,” published in 1897. Map includes: Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Park, Bowes Park, Tottenham Park, Lordship Lane, Green Lanes, Southgate, White Hart Lane. George Washington Bacon (1830–1922) was an American mapmaker and publisher who developed a successful business producing maps of London. In 1861, Bacon founded a series of businesses. He became bankrupt in 1867, after failing to keep on top of managing these businesses. In 1870, Bacon started his business, G.W. Bacon & Co., on 127 Strand, London. He based his atlases on the plates used by Edward Weller for his Weekly Dispatch Atlas. In 1893, he bought the map business of J. Wyld. Around 1900, G.W. Bacon was purchased by the Scottish publishing house of W.& A.K. Johnston and incorporated into their own. Maps using the Bacon brand were being produced as late as 1956.

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