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.
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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