circa 1920 Bartholomew's Map set of England, in locking case. Pre-war motoring accessory. Bentley, Lagonda, etc.. Classic British Cars.


A perfectly patinaed period case holding a set of English maps. This set would be a spectacular accessory to a Bentley, Lagonda, or any pre-war British car.

This circa 1920 boxed set of Bartholomew's Maps is more impressive than the 14 Nov 2012 Bonhams Lot 268 Bartholomew's set, and the Duke's 10 June 2021 Lot 133 set (estimate 300-400 British pounds); the inclusion of the 1920 The Contour Road Book of England is unique to this box, and also serves to date it (approximately). Scarce to market, I can't find another example which includes the Contour Road Book.

Unfortunately, this set lacks sheet 32. The other 36 sheets are present.

Physical Attributes -

Box measures approx. 41 x 20 x 11 cm. Simulated leather, with "R.W.P." tooled into the upper edge, and "England and Wales" tooled into the front edge of the lid. Two locking clasps. 36 of 37 maps, and one 1920 book capturing the contours of England's roads. Two keys included, hanging by thread from the inside of the lid.

Condition -

See pictures. Missing sheet 32. Vintage patina to all maps and the book. Also, the case with patina; edge wear, a few rubs, one round mark on top. This set would look spectacular in the back of a vintage British pre-war car. The right catch is just slightly sticky (you have to pull up on the catch to get it out of the lock).

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