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  • Bacon's Index Map of Margate


    George Washington Bacon was described in the London Directory, 1863, as ‘the American map publisher’. His company produc...

  • Charles Booth's London Poverty Map

    Map, Image

    Charles Booth, a shipowner, sought to refute socialist allegations that a quarter of London’s population lived in povert...

  • Map of the land of matrimony

    Map, Image

    Mapmaking was not always about faithful geographic reproduction. It could be about plain amusement too. A popular subjec...