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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
>
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> Richard Oliver, B.A., D.Phil., F.B.Cart.S.,
> School of Geography, Archaeology & Earth Resources
> University of Exeter
> Exeter, EX4 4RJ
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