I suspect that some complicated relationships between Bartholomew on
the one hand and Philip and Bacon on the other might emerge one day:
Bartholomew engraved some plates for Philip in the 1870s, and printed
their half-inch material for Bacon in an 'economy' form around
A rich mine for some researcher with easy access to Edinburgh, I
On Tue, 23 Jan 2007 14:20:41 -0000 Ken Winch <[log in to unmask]>
> When W.& A.K. Johnston stopped trading in about 1972-3 films of their
> various map and atlas publications were offered for sale. Bartholomew
> purchased about 17 titles which were felt to complement their own list,
> mainly tourist and pictorial maps but also including some road maps and
> atlases. Although a number of these maps were published under the
> Bartholomew imprint I do not think that any are now still in print.
> Ken Winch
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> Subject: Re: Johnston and Bacon - what happened?
> Taken over by Bartholomew?
> Richard Oliver wrote:
> > There were formerly two well-known map publishing houses, W. & A.K.
> > Johnston of Edinburgh and G.W. Bacon of London. In about 1944 these two
> > firms joined forces, as Johnston & Bacon. In this form they seem to
> > have carried on until about 1970 but then seem to disappear.
> > Can anyone tell me what happened? Did the firm just close down and
> > cease to exist, or was it taken over by someone else - or what?
> > All information gratefully received...
> > Richard Oliver
> > -------------------
> > Richard Oliver, B.A., D.Phil., F.B.Cart.S.,
> > School of Geography, Archaeology & Earth Resources
> > University of Exeter
> > Exeter, EX4 4RJ
Richard Oliver, B.A., D.Phil., F.B.Cart.S.,
School of Geography, Archaeology & Earth Resources
University of Exeter
Exeter, EX4 4RJ