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[London] Bacon's New Map of London Divided Into Half Mile Squares & Circles... London, 1874 (ca 1878). Original stencil color. 22 x 31 folding into cloth covers. Sold

A tourist could use this map to find landmarks such as the British Museum, Buckingham Palace or the National Gallery but to find a pub he had to consult a different edition of the map. Bacon's neighbor in the Strand was the National Temperance League which overprinted his map with drinking establishments marked in red. That version, Like William Stead's 1894 "Sin Map" of Chicago, was probably used more to find temptation than avoid it. With street guide and other useful information and a black and white detail of Central London (5 x 15).

Reference: Hyde, Printed Maps of Victorian London #160 A.2.

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