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1. Atlas Publications

 

The Times Atlas of the World (Mid-Century edition), in 5 volumes (Times) published 1955-60As the firm of Bartholomew did not set up its own printing presses until 1860, any atlas production prior to that date was in the form of engraved copper plates made up in page form and produced to the order of the publisher.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These included:
 

  Adam & Charles Black, Edinburgh
  Blackie & Son, London, Glasgow, etc.

  William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh
  Cambridge University Press, London
*Cassell & Company, London & New York
  William Collins, Sons & Co, Glasgow
  T & A Constable, Edinburgh
  A Fullarton & Co., London & Edinburgh
*Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, London
  W H Lizars Ltd., London

  Macmillan & Co., London

  Thomas Nelson & Sons, London & Edinburgh 

  George Newnes Ltd., London

*Oxford University Press, London

  George Philip & Son, London & Liverpool

*The Reader’s Digest Association, London, Sydney etc.

*The Times Publishing Co Ltd., London 

  John Thomson & Co., Edinburgh

  John Walker & Co., London
  T Ellwood Zell, Philadelphia

 

*Post 1892

It was not until Thomas Nelson died in 1892 that Bartholomews produced a catalogue listing their many atlases which were then being published by other publishers. Progressively after this time, atlases were published under the firm’s own imprint. The major publications from both periods are listed below:

1832
1836
 

1838
1853
 

1856
1856
1859
1860

 

1860
1862

1862

1871
1873
1874
1879
1879
1880
 

1880
1881
1882
1886
 

1886
1887
 

1887

1887
1887

1887

1888
1889

Atlas of Scotland, engraved by W H Lizars and by George Bartholomew (Thomson)
Lizar’s General Atlas of the World, engraved by W H Lizars and by John Bartholomew Snr (Lizars)
Blackwood’s County Atlas of Scotland (Blackwood)
Atlas of Australia with all the gold regions, engraved by S Hall, J Bartholomew and W Hughes (Black)
Black’s General Atlas of the World, and 1860, 1865, 1884 (Black)
Black’s Atlas of North America (Black)
New Atlas of the World (Nelson)
Royal Illustrated Atlas of Modern Geography, engraved by G H Swanston and by John Bartholomew Jnr (Fullarton)
Imperial Atlas of Modern Geography (Blackie)
Black’s New Atlas of Scotland (Black)
Philip’s Imperial Library Atlas (Philip)
Descriptive Hand Atlas of the World (Fullarton)
Handy Atlas of the Counties of England (Philip)
Handy General Atlas of the World, 1875 and 1885 (Philip)
Philip’s General Atlas of the World (Philip)
Handy General Atlas of America (Philip)
Baddeley’s Guide to the English Lake District—the first maps to use layer colouring (Dulau & Co., London)
International Atlas & Geography (Collins)
Zell’s Descriptive Hand Atlas of the World (Zell)
Handy Atlas of the Counties of Scotland (Philip)
Pocket Atlas of the World (John Walker); 2nd series of edition to 1901 and 3rd series of editions to 1942 (JB)
Colonial Pocket Atlas (Walker) 3 editions to 1891
Survey Gazetteer of the British Isles (A & C Black); 2nd edition 1904 (George Newnes and JB); 1913—3 editions to 1943 (JB)
Handy Reference Atlas of the World, 9 editions to 1912 (Walker); 1923—7 editions to 1954 (JB)
Pocket Atlas of England, 5 editions to 1897 (Walker)
Pocket Atlas of Scotland, 3 editions to 1893 (Walker)
Pocket Atlas of Ireland (Walker)
Pocket Gazetteer of the World (Walker)
Atlas of Commercial Geography (Cambridge University Press)

1889
1889
1890
1890
1890
1890
1891
1891
1891
1892
1892
1893
1893
1895
1897
1898
1899
1899
1903
1904
1904
1906
1906
1907
1907
1908
1909
1911
1914
1915
1922
1922
1923
1924
1927
1928
1934
1935
1943
1943
1948
1950
1953
1954

1955

1958
1961

 

 

1967

 

1969
1970
1970
1972

 

1973
1973
1974
1974

Pocket Atlas & Guide to London, 16 editions to 1920 (Walker); 1922—10 editions to 1956 (JB)
Pocket Atlas & Guide to Paris, 3 editions to 1898 (Walker)
Library Reference Atlas of the World (Macmillan)
Royal Atlas & Gazetteer of Australasia (Thos Nelson)
Pocket Atlas of Canada, 2 editions to 1897 (Walker)
Century Atlas & Gazeteer, 12 editions to 1911 (Walker)
Graphic Atlas (Nelson); 1893, 1910 (Walker); 1932—9 editions to 1956 (JB)
Popular Hand Atlas of the World (Nelson)
English Imperial Atlas of the World (Nelson)
Miniature Atlas & Gazeteer (Nelson); 1894 (Walker)
Handy Atlas of England & Wales (Black)
New Hand Atlas of India (Arch Constable)
Atlas Guide to Europe (Philip)
Survey Atlas of Scotland, 2nd edition 1912
Melrose and Abbotsford Pocket Guide, 4 editions to 1924
Citizen’s Atlas (Newnes) and 1901; 1912—8 editions to 1952 (JB)
Atlas of Meteorology
Royal Atlas of England & Wales (Newnes)
Pocket Atlas of the British Isles (Newnes) and 1906; 1918—13 editions to 1958 (JB)
Survey Atlas of England & Wales, 2nd edition 1912
Handy Atlas of the British Empire (Newnes)
Ideal Atlas of the World, 3 editions to 1912 (Walker)
Climatological Atlas of India
Handy Reference Atlas of London (Walker); 1913 to 1917; 1921—10 editions to 1968 (JB)
Atlas of the World’s Commerce (Newnes)
Imperial Gazetteer Atlas of India, and 1931 (Oxford University Press)
Cassell’s Atlas of the World (Cassell)
Atlas of Zoogeography
International Reference Atlas (Newnes)
Atlas of the Historical Geography of the Holy Land (Hodder & Stoughton)
Pocket Atlas and Guide to Glasgow (John Smith, Glasgow)
Times Survey Atlas of the World (Times)
Birmingham Pocket Atlas, 9 editions to 1923
Universal Hand Atlas (Nelson)
Manchester Pocket Atlas
Liverpool & Birkenhead Pocket Atlas, and 1949
Newnes Modern World Atlas (Newnes)
The Times Handy Atlas (Times)
Compact Atlas of the World, 4 editions to 1957
Road Atlas of Great Britain, 22 editions to 1970
Regional Atlas of the World
Edinburgh Atlas Guide, 6 editions to 1974
Columbus Atlas of the World
Edinburgh World Atlas, 10 editions to 1975
The Times Atlas of the World (Mid-Century edition), in 5 volumes (Times) pub. 1955-60
Roadmaster Atlas of Great Britain, 5 editions to 1971
Reader’s Digest Great World Atlas, British edition and subsequent special language editions for Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and USA (Reader’s Digest)
The Times Atlas of the World (Comprehensive Edition); 5 editions to 1975 (Times); also German editions 1972, 1974 and 1976
The Times Moon Atlas (Times)
Road Atlas Britain, 7 editions to 1976
Road Atlas Europe, 4 editions to 1974
The Times Concise Atlas of the World; 5 editions to 1975; also Dutch editions 1973 and 1975; and German edition 1976 (Times)
Town Plan Atlas
Motorway Atlas, 2 editions to 1975
The Times Atlas of China (Times)
Atlas of Europe (published jointly with Frederick Warne)

 

2. Map Publications

Bartholomew's Tourist Maps coverAs with atlas publications, maps were initially produced for other publishers and A & C Black, who were neighbours in North Bridge, Edinburgh, were the main outlet for Bartholomew productions up to 1884, when John Walker & Co of London and W H Smith (particularly through their railway bookstalls) jointly took over the publication and distribution. Gradually during the 1890’s the firm published an increasing number of new maps under its own name. The following list is a selection of the more important titles:

 

 

 

 

 
 

1826
1826
1834-45
1846

1862
1865
1866
1868
1868
1871
1871
1871
1873
1874
1875-86
1876
1877
1877
1881
1883
1888-96
1889
1890
1890
1890
1890
1891
1891
1891
1891
1891
1892
1892
1893
1893


1894
1894
1895
1896
1896-04
1897
1897-03

1898
1898
1900
1901-07
1905
1906
1907
1907

1917
1922
1922
1922
1922
1922
1923
1923
1925
1926
1927
1928
1929

 

 

1929
1930
1933
1933
1937
1937
 

1938
1940
1941
1942
1942
1942
1942
1942
1955

 

 

1960
1963
1963
1963
1964
1967
1968
1970
1971


1972

1972

1973
1973
1974
1974
1974
1975
1976

Lothian’s Plan of the Town of Leith. Engraved by George Bartholomew
Directory Plan of Edinburgh. Engraved by John Bartholomew Snr
Blackwood’s County Maps for the Second Statistical Account of Scotland
Plan of Edinburgh engraved on steel by John Bartholomew Snr. for W. & H. Lizars
Black’s Large Tourist Map of Scotland in 12 sheets, 4 miles to the inch
Directory Plan of Glasgow, 6 inches to the mile
Black’s New Large Map of England & Wales
Directory Plan of Edinburgh, 6 inches to the mile
London & Environs. 4 miles to the inch. Political (1911 Physical)
Directory Plan of Greenock, 6 inches to the mile
London Plan, 34 inches to the mile (1907 enlarged area in 4 sheets)
Aldershot & Environs, 4 miles to the inch (1881 2 miles to the inch)
General Railway Map of the British Isles
Directory Plan of Dundee, 6 inches to the mile
Reduced Ordnance Survey Maps of Scotland in 30 ‘District’ sheets— 2 miles to the inch
Tourist Map of Scotland, 10 miles to the inch. Political (1909 Physical)
Yorkshire, 4 miles to the inch
London Environs, 1 inch to the mile. Physical
Commercial and Library Chart of the World (Philip)
Directory Plan of Paisley, 6 inches to the mile
Chambers’ Encyclopaedia Maps (Lippincott of Philadelphia)

Pocket Plan of Edinburgh, 34 inches to the mile
Pocket Plan of Glasgow, 5 inches to the mile
Political Map of Africa, 1:12 mil. (1949—1:10 mil. Physical)
Reduced Ordnance Survey Maps of Scotland—new series in 29 sheets, 2 miles to the inch
Pentland Hills Map, 14 inches to the mile
Reduced Survey Map of India, I :4 mil. (Thacker & Co.)
Touring Map of Central Europe 1:2 mil. Political (1914—Physical)
Map of British South Africa, 1:5.6 mil.
Large Plan of Edinburgh in 12 sheets. 15 inches to the mile. Sheet 8(1885)
Reduced Ordnance Map of the British Isles, 10 miles to the inch (Philip)
Geological Map of Scotland. 10 miles to the inch
Statesman Yearbook Maps (Macmillan)
Naturalist’s Map of Scotland, 10 miles to the inch
Lake District, 3 miles to the inch. Physical (1913 1 inch to the mile made up from 1881 Windermere and 1883 Keswick)
Distillery Map of Scotland (Chas Mackinlay)
Map of South America, 1:12 mil. (1900—1:10 mil.)
Australia—Commercial Map, 1:6 mil.
World Route Chart
Quarter-inch Map of Ireland in 7 sheets (1949, rearranged in 5 sheets)
Quarter-inch Map of England & Wales in 12 sheets
Half-inch Map of England and Wales in 37 sheets
Geological Map of England & Wales. 10 miles to the inch
South Africa, 1:24 mil. Physical
Quarter-inch Map of Palestine Physical
Maps for Murray’s Bathymetrical Survey of Scottish Freshwater Lochs
Europe and the Mediterranean, 1:5 mil. Political
Geological Map of Ireland. 10 miles to the inch
British Isles. Contoured Motoring Map, 1:1 mil.
Botanical Survey of Scotland

India, 1:4 mil. Physical
Australia, South Eastern, 1:24 mil. Physical
Spain and Portugal, 25 miles to the inch, Physical (1969, 1:14 mil, hill shading)
Middle East 1:4 mil. Physical
North America, 1:10 mil. Political (1957 Physical)
Malaya and Indo-China, 1:4 mil. Physical
Pocket Plan of Glasgow, 24 inches to the mile
Japan, 1:3 mil. Physical (1963 1 :24 mil)
England and Wales Touring, 12 miles to the inch. Physical
Germany, Holland and Belgium, 1:1 mil. Physical
Scotland Touring. 12 miles to the inch. Physical
Western Europe, 1:3 mil. Physical
London & Home Counties AA Duplex Throughway Map. (‘To & Through’ series 1971)
(1932 Birmingham; 1956 Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds & Sheffield; 1973 Edinburgh & Glasgow, 1976 Bristol, Cardiff, Swansea, Southampton)
33 Quarter-inch AA Map of Great Britain in 23 sheets
Ireland Touring, 12 miles to the inch. Physical
Pictorial Fisherman’s Maps of Tay, Tweed, Dee and Spey
Eastern Europe, 1:3 mil. Physical
The Royal River, an illustrated map of the Thames
Half-inch Scotland. New lay-out in 25 sheets, renumbered with a view to combining with England & Wales to form one series
Children’s Historical Map of London (1939 England; 1946 Scotland;
United Nations; 1962 Ireland; 1966 Wales; 1969 London)
Scandinavia, 1:3 mil. Physical
Far East and Western Pacific, 1:10 mil. Physical
Burma, Malaya & Indo-China, 1:4 mil. Physical
China & Japan, 1:6 mil. Physical
Iceland, 1:750 000. Physical
Russia in Europe, 1:44 mil. Physical
Half-inch Great Britain Series in 62 sheets, numbering from South to North
RAC Motoring Map of Great Britain in 8 sheets, 6 miles to the inch (1969 renamed Tourmaster Series)
Scotland of Old (Clan Map)
London, Westminster to the City. 9 inches to the mile (renamed London Central Pocket Map)
Central Europe, 1:14 mil. Hill-shading
Eurasia, 1:15 mil. Physical
Asia, South-East, 1:5.8 mil
Early Map Reproductions taken from Blaeu’s Atlas Major
Israel, 1:350 000. Physical
Grand Touring (GT) Series in 10 sheets, 4 miles to the inch
The Mapping of Scotland—facsimile reproductions of early maps to the 19th century, prepared for the IVth International Conference on the History of Cartography, Edinburgh 1971

The Times World Wall Map
Edinburgh City Plan, 1:15000 1973 The World, 1:30 mil. Political
Tourist Route Series of Great Britain in 3 sheets, 9 miles to the inch
The World, 1:30 mil. Political

Motorway Map of the British Isles, 1:14 mil.
West Indies & the Caribbean, 1:34 mil.
Counties, Regions & Districts of the British Isles, 1:14 mil.
National Map Series in 62 sheets, 1:100 000 (based on the half-inch series)
Everyone's London Plan, 1 .15 000

 

 

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