Dating bartholomew maps
Upon the creation of the National Health Service in 1948, it officially became known as St Bartholomew's Hospital.
Barts is the oldest hospital in Britain still providing medical services which occupies the site it was originally built on, and has an important current role as well as a long history and architecturally important buildings.
The hospital became legally styled as the "House of the Poore in West Smithfield in the suburbs of the City of London of Henry VIII's Foundation", although the title was never used by the general public.
Our stocks include some very unusual maps, including early railways maps from Canada, Australia and South Africa and some wonderful examples of folding maps from all over the world, including this fine map of Trinidad (pictured left), published in 1905 by Muir, Marshall & Co., Port of Spain.
At any one time, we have good stocks of vintage/antique OS (Ordnance Survey) one-inch maps from 1880 to 1930 covering most of England and Wales, mostly in the ‘Popular Edition’ series.
Bartholomew maps, mainly at half-inch scale, are always popular and we usually stock good numbers of these from the 1900’s to the 1960’s.
Bartholomew are also known for their early town plans as well as their world-wide series and we usually have a number of interesting examples on sale.