Publisher: Bartholomews

- with varying names:
J Bartholomew
John Bartholomew FRGS
John Bartholomew & Co
John Bartholomew & Sons Ltd

Folding maps and flat maps

The table below lists maps of Essex in approximately chronological order, taken from Bartholomew's Atlases and individual County Maps. John Bartholomew set up in business in 1826, creating maps for several firms which they published under their names. His son, also a John, joined the firm in 1860, when the name became John Bartholomew & Son; John George, son of John(2), succeeded his fathr as head of the firm in 1888.

The dimensions against each cover and each map are Height x Width; for the maps, the measurements are of the outermost neat line of the map (not the size of the sheet of paper).

As a firm it initially made maps that were published (as well as printed) by others, but then started to print and publish its own very successful half-inch (and quarter-inch) series of folding maps from 1897 and own atlases from 1898. The colours on the dimensions below group maps of essentially the same scale together.

The following is an approximate sequence of the county maps, based on David Smith's Victorian Maps of the British Isles (1985) which covers up to 1900, RA Carroll's The Printed Maps of Lincolnshire 1576-1900 (1996), plus the Atlases and maps at CUL and my own collection of maps of Essex.

Date Title(s) Approximate
Dimensions
Notes
1878 Encyclopaedia
Britannica, 9th edition
184 x 243mm The county maps were created by Bartholomews, volume 8 containing Essex being
first published in 1878 by A&C Black; the Bartholomew imprint was removed when
the Encyclopaedia was republished in 1892 by W & AK Johnston.
1892 Black's Handy Atlas
of England & Wales
175 x 245mm Same underlying map, but very differently coloured. Several editions to 1884.
1897 Road Map of England
& Wales
505 x 710mm Quarter inch maps of England and Wales in 12 sheets.
1897 Bartholomew's
Reduced Survey
520 x 725mm First series of half-inch folding maps for England and Wales; replaced in 1904.
1898 Citizen's Atlas of the
World
413 x 319mm 120 pages of maps & plans, some being UK sectional maps at 10 miles to an inch.
New editions in 1901, 1912 (156 pages), 1924 (192 pages), 1935 (192 pages),
1939 (192 pages), 1942, 1947 and 1952.
1899 The Royal Atlas of
England and Wales
323 x 422mm Sectional maps at 4 miles to an inch.
1903 The Survey Atlas of
England and Wales
417 x 536mm Sectional maps at 2 miles to an inch. New edition in 1939 (and others?).
1904 Bartholomew's New
Reduced Survey
520 x 725mm Second series of half-inch folding maps for England and Wales in 37 sheets;
replaced in 1924.
1919 The Handy Touring
Atlas of the British Isles
135 x 87mm 10 miles to an inch glovebox atlas.
1924 Bartholomew's Revised
Half-Inch to Mile for
Motorists & Cyclists
520 x 725mm Third series of half inch folding maps; replaced in 1926.
1926 Bartholomew's Revised
Half-Inch Contoured
Maps
520 x 725mm Fourth series of half inch folding maps; replaced in 1936.
1929 The AA 420 x 720mm Quarter inch maps of Great Britain, in 23 sheets; there are also RAC maps.
1936 Bartholomew's Revised
"Half-Inch" Contoured
Maps
530 x 815mm Fifth series of half inch folding maps, for the first time being a single series for
the UK rather than just England & Wales, in 62 sheets; replaced in 1963.

Folding maps - Half Inch

Bartholomew's Sheet 25 Bedford
Hertford, 1904-1912
Bartholomew Sheet 25 early covers
176 x 109mm for 596 x 730mm

Bartholomew's Sheet 25 Bedford
Hertford, 1910 (Stanford)
Bartholomew Sheet 25 1910 cover
176 x 109mm for 596 x 730mm

Bartholomew's Sheet 26 Essex
1910 (Stanford)
Bartholomew Sheet 26 1910 cover
176 x 110mm for 519 x 730mm


Bartholomew's Sheet 26 Essex
1912
Bartholomew 1912 cover
182 x 101mm for 520 x 723mm

Bartholomew's Sheet 26 Essex,
1914
Bartholomew 1914 brown cover
198 x 101mm for 519 x 723mm


Bartholomew's Sheet 26 Essex,
1914
Bartholomew 1914 blue cover
193 x 96mm for 520 x 734mm

Bartholomew's Sheet 26 Essex
1920
Bartholomew 1920 cover
189 x 96mm for 516 x 727mm

Bartholomew's Sheet 26 Essex
1920
Bartholomew sold by J&H Bell 1920 cover
192 x 97mm for 516 x 727mm


Bartholomew's Sheet 26 Essex
1920
Bartholomew sold by Forster Groom 1920 cover
200 x 98mm for 522 x 740mm

Bartholomew's Sheet 26 Essex
1929
Bartholomew Sheet 26 1929 cover
190 x 95mm for 523 x 718mm

Bartholomew's Sheet 26 Essex
1934
Bartholomew brown 1934 cover
202 x 108mm for 512 x 722mm


Bartholomew's Sheet 26 Essex
1934
Bartholomew blue 1934 cover
189 x 95mm for 519 x 718mm

Bartholomew's Sheet 26 Essex
1936
Bartholomew 1936 cover
195 x 97mm for 536 x 826mm

Bartholomew's Sheet 26 Essex
1939
Bartholomew brown 1939 cover
201 x 110mm for 528 x 811mm


Bartholomew's Sheet 16 Essex
1939
Bartholomew blue 1939 cover
197 x 109mm for 529 x 813mm

Bartholomew's Sheet 16/26
1944
Bartholomew 1944 cover
193 x 96mm for 535 x 803mm


Bartholomew's Sheet 16 Essex
1946
Bartholomew 1946 cover
191 x 94mm for 531 x 803mm

Bartholomew's Sheet 16 Essex
1951
Bartholomew 1951 cover
196 x 110mm for 525 x 808mm


Bartholomew's Sheet 16 Essex
1957
Bartholomew 1957 cover
197 x 107mm for 520 x 800mm

Bartholomew's Sheet 16 Essex
1964
Bartholomew 1964 cover
220 x 109mm for 522 x 806mm


Bartholomew's Sheet 16 Essex
1967
Bartholomew 1967 cover
220 x 109mm for 520 x 800mm

Bartholomew's Sheet 16 Essex
1970
Bartholomew 1970 cover
220 x 109mm for 520 x 800mm


Bartholomew's Sheet 16 Essex
1973
Bartholomew 1973 cover
220 x 109mm for 524 x 806mm

Bartholomew's Sheet 16 Essex
1975
Bartholomew 1975 cover
187 x 140mm for 646 x 1007mm



Bartholomew's Sheet 16 Essex
1990
Bartholomew 1990 cover
239 x 138mm for 652 x 1007mm


Folding maps - Quarter Inch - Bartholmew's own maps

4 miles to the Inch, Sheet 9             4 miles to the Inch, Sheet 9                   4 miles to the Inch, Sheet 9             4 miles to the Inch, Sheet 9
1911                                                 1913                                                       1913                                               1913
Bartholomew 19xx                   Bartholomew 1913                   Bartholomew 1913                 Bartholomew 1913
187 x 93mm for 503 x 713mm         189 x 97mm for 504 x 712mm               190 x 93mm for 507 x 711mm         190 x 93mm for 507 x 711mm


4 miles to the Inch, Sheet 9                                         4 miles to the Inch, Sheet 9
1919                                                                             1929
bartholomew 1919                 Bartholomew 1929
187 x 85mm for 513 x 725mm                                     189 x 94mm for 513 x 703mm


Grand Touring Series, East Anglia                       East Anglia & SE England
1973                                                                     1990
Bartholomew 1973                       Bartholomew 1990
198 x 133mm for 965 x 742mm                             236 x 139mm for 990 x 759mm


Folding maps - Quarter Inch - WH Smiths & Stanford use Bartholmew's maps

WH Smith Quarter Inch London
1882
AA using Bartholomew Quarter Inch London cover
159 x 104mm for 344 x 462mm

WH Smith Quarter Inch, Sheet 9
1883
AA using Bartholomew Quarter Inch London cover
167 x 107mm for 337 x 482mm


WH Smith Quarter Inch, Sheet 9
1886
WH Smith Bartholomew map 1886
161 x 102mm for 339 x 480mm


WH Smith Quarter Inch, Sheet 9
1898
WH Smith Bartholomew map 1898
160 x 130mm for 337 x 482mm

WH Smith Quarter Inch, Sheet 9
1899
WH Smith Bartholomew map 1899
173 x 102mm for 503 x 710mm

Stanford Quarter Inch, Sheet 12
1888
QStanford Q S12 cover
178 x 103mm for 479 x 693mm


County maps in Bartholomew's Atlases

Thumbnail maps Mapmakers, their Atlases and Maps

Thumbnail: Encyclopaedia Britannia 1892

Bartholomew
Encyclopaedia Britannia, Ninth Edition

1892         303mm x 458mm
A frequently pirated map.


Thumbnail: Black's Handy Atlas 1892

Bartholomew
Black's Handy Atlas of England & Wales

1892         303mm x 458mm
The same underlying map as above, but looking very different.



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Taken from British Map Engravers, Worms & Baynton-Williams, and from Cartography.org.uk


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