Bacon’s Motoring and Cycling Road Map: South Ireland (1910)


G.W. Bacon & Co. Paperback. Folding 90×52 cm cloth map, 5 miles = 1 inch. Date is an estimate – survey date is pre-Partition, but I think this is post 1900 when G.W. Bacon was acquired by W.& A.K. Johnston and became a mere brand. I think the WHT is the 1878-1942 one. Condition: Used – Very Good. Mild suggestion of crease on front cover, marked WHT (= William Henry Tangye), small fold-tear on map. . ISBN: none. Box MC13

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From the library of the archaeologist Arthur ApSimon (1927-2019). Reminiscences and obituaries in Salon (Society of Antiquaries), Mike Pitts’ Digging Deeper, Proceedings of the University of Bristol Spelæological Society, Cornish Archaeology (paywall). Recollections of the man himself, as told to son Trevor, here (access).

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A watercolour of Stonehenge by the young Arthur ApSimon.