"Bird's Eye View of the River Thames from Oxford to London", Bacon, G. W. & Company
Period: 1887 (circa)
Color: Printed Color
18.6 x 56 inches
47.2 x 142.2 cm
This uncommon pocket map has three road strip maps after the fashion of Ogilby, but two centuries later! The first (Section No. 1) shows great detail along the road between Oxford to Reading, the second continues from Sonnign to Laleham and the last begins in Chertsey, ending in London. Each is drawn in a birds-eye prospective and very nicely colored principally in green showing individual homes, mills, commercial buildings, bridges, and other details well rendered. Each is backed with original linen and folds with paper advertising label on front. They slip into a pocket on the gilt and embossed covers with inside 3pp of advertising. An uncommon issue that just pre-dates the automobile.
The map images are generally fine. Covers are a little soiled and the 3pp of adverts are lightly foxed or toned.