London

Hackney, Dalston and Clapton.

Lithograph with original hand-stencilled colour, by G.W. Bacon, 127 Strand, for Bacon’s New Ordnance Survey Atlas of London and Suburbs, circa 1880.

Image size: 17.3/4” x 24.3/4”, plus borders. Scale: 9.3/8” to the mile, divided into half mile squares.

Generally good condition with only minor staining, but with two blobs of ink - one in Hackney, one in Victoria Park - see image; central fold, as issued.

Shows in good clear detail Hackney and the Marshes (if it wasn't for the 'ouses in between), with the Hackney Cut and the River Lea running through. Dalson and Clapton. The green spaces of London Fields, Hackney Downs, Hackney Common and (most of) Victoria Park are clearly marked.

George Washington Bacon (1830-1922) was a London based book and map publisher throughout the second half of the nineteenth and early twentieth century when the firm was amalgamated into the Scottish house of W. & A.K. Johnston.

Scarce.

£285 (w.a.f.) unmounted, unframed.
 

 

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