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Bacon, George Washington & Co

George Washington Bacon was born in New York State in 1830. After moving to London, he acquired Edward Weller's English county steel plates, which had been used for the Weekly Dispatch Atlas, as a means to establish his map publishing business. Bacon expanded and improved the plates before publishing them in 1882 as the New Large-Scale Ordnance Atlas of the British Isles. Over the next 20 years he became known as a prolific publisher of late-Victorian atlases of the British Isles, of London, and of the World, in many editions. He acquired John Wyld’s map business in 1892. His company, G.W. Bacon and Co merged with that of W & A.K. Johnston in around 1900, but atlases and street guides to London continued to be published under the Bacon name until at least 1965. We stock various editions of his atlas maps from Bacon’s Popular Atlas of the World , English county maps and other maps of the UK from Bacon's Popular Atlas of the British Isles and his New Large Scale Ordnance Atlas of the British Isles, detailed London street maps from Bacon's Large-scale Atlas of London and Suburbs and smaller plans from his Pocket Atlas of London (also titled Bacon's up-to-date Atlas & Guide to London).