Bacon 1911

453mm h x 622mm w (Cover: 172mm h x 100mm w)

Bacon 1911

Bacon's County Map and Guide of Essex

Folding map with booklet, aimed at cyclists, with much text on Essex (political, physical, geological, industrial, antiquities and places of interest) and principal towns, plus 1901 populations.

Dismounted woman consulting map by a milestone whilst car passes. Red/orange coloured "Essex", woman's blouse and car. Main roads in brown, and county edge-coloured in brown.

Scale correct at 10 miles = 94mm, or 2.7 miles/inch, ie 1:170,000.

The reference table only has 5 symbols - as in 1910.

The railway lines do now include the Thaxted branch (opened 1913) but also with projected extensions that were never built.

© Peter Walker 2014