Bacon 1902

718mm h x 616mm w (Cover: 169mm h x 99mm w)

Bacon 1902

Bacon's New Quarter Inch Maps - Cycling and Motoring, East Anglia

As well as Essex, we get Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, London and parts of Bedfordshire, Lincolnshire, Surrey and Kent.

The cover has a man and woman driving their car, whilst some cyclists follow behind. There is an "Alphabetical Index to Towns", with 1901 census populations.

Scale correct at 12 miles = 75.5mm, or 4.0 miles/inch, ie 1:255,000.

The imprints at the bottom are GW Bacon & Co Ltd, 127 Strand, London, and also Copyright - John Bartholomew & Co, Edinr.

The railway lines include Forest Gate to Tottenham (opened 1894), but not the Chigwell loop (opened 1903). The major roads are red, but have distances alongside them, not numbers.

© Peter Walker 2014