Bacon's Picture Map of London
Title: Bacon's Picture Map of London
Publication: By George Washington Bacon
Description: Very decorative map of London published to celebrate the Britsh Franco Exhibition. Bordered with vignettes including Waltham Abbey, Victoria Park, People's Palace, Greenwich Obeservatory, Tower Bridge, Dulwich College, Horniman's Museum, Crystal Palace, Kew Gardens, The Thames from Richmond, Windsor Palace, Hampton Court, Barnham Beeches, Harrow Old Church, Highgate Archway, Alexandra Palace, Albert Memorial, Connaught Water Epping Forest, Greenwich Hospital.
The Franco-British Exhibition was a large public fair held in London between 14 May and 31 October 1908. The exhibition attracted 8 million visitors and celebrated the Entente Cordiale signed in 1904 by the United Kingdom and France. The chief architect of the buildings was John Belcher.
Includes railways, underground stations and lines, lists of Theatres, Hotels, Principal Buildings, Principal Business Houses.
Condition: Laid on linen, folding copy as published, off-set litho colour print. Some wear at folds, minor creases, scarce.
Image size: 600 x 910mm,
23.75 x 36"approx.
Order No. 3362