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Staff Reviews Between the 1888 and c 1912 editions of Bacon’s 'New Large-Scale Ordnance Atlas of London & Suburbs' Greater London grew more than 28% in population. The area loosely termed ‘London’ expanded similarly. Bacon's revised edition of the atlas was surveyed in the closing years of King Edward VII’s reign and then published in about 1912 requiring 34 sheets at 4 inches to the mile instead of 25.
This wonderful publication is a reproduction of the later edition, printed almost at full size and retaining the colouring of Bacon's original, thus enabling the user to distinguish tram from omnibus routes and to pick out easily the topographical features.
In addition to the main map of 34 sheets at a scale of 4" to the mile, there is a key sheet, a large-scale plan of Central London, 7 maps of the Home Counties (Berkshire, Buckingham, Essex, Hertford, Kent, Middlesex and Surrey), 13 special maps of London (Port of London, Postal Districts, Police Divisions and Steam Railways, Water Supply, Electric Supply, Gas Supply and Underground Railway System, County Courts and Omnibus and Tram Routes, Police Courts, Petty Sessions, Parliamentary Divisions, Parliamentary and Metropolitan Boroughs and finally the Unions) and an alphabetical index to Streets, Roads, Squares, Railway Stations, Public Buildings and London Clubs of over 20,000 names.