142. John Bartholomew / A & C Black 1862

Black's guides appeared from 1855 (130). Among the earliest involvements of John Bartholomew in English county mapping was his series of maps used from 18621 Bartholomew drew and engraved a map (possibly of Great Britain) and a transfer was issued in Blacks Guide to the South Western Counties of England (1862). This was a map of Dorset, Devon & Cornwall. From c.18692 the map of Dorset was separated (there were now two maps, Dorset and Devon with Cornwall) in the three county volume. Concurrently the guide to Devon was issued with the larger map now cut down and rebordered, showing Devon separately, and until c.1878 Black’s Guide To Devonshire always included this separate map of Devon. For the Tenth Edition (1879), a new large Bartholomew map was used (see 150).

Although McFarlane's name appears on the first map, the guides were printed by R & R Clark of Edinburgh, and were reprinted almost every year with little or, more often, no change to the text as shown by the fact that the pagination for Devonshire remained that of the combined volume. The early Black’s Guides had an Index map on the inside front cover which covered Dorset, Devon & Cornwall (also regularly updated) and was used in all three county guides. In 1882 this was replaced by a key map of Devon only (156).

Size: 280 x 260 mm.                                                                                                                              Scale of English Miles (20  =  63 mm).

1. 1862 a) DEVON issued as one map. Imprints: Published by A & C Black, Edinburgh (CeOS, 40 mm) and signatures Drawn & Engraved by John Bartholomew Edinr. F.R.G.S. (EeOS) and Printed by W H McFarlane, Edinr (AeOS). Border broken at The Foreland, Widemouth Bayand Whitechurch (east). Shows GWR to Plymouthand L&SWR to Exeter, with lines to Goodrington, Bideford, Tavistock, Tiverton and through Liskeard. Title is set below a horizontal line through Prawle Point. English Channel written along the coast (just entering east border). Scale bar 20 mm from lower border.  
       
    Black’s Guide To The South-Western Counties Of England - Devonshire.    
    Edinburgh. Adam and Charles Black. 1862. KB.
       
    b) DORSET, DEVON & CORNWALL issued as one map (270 x 540 mm). Imprints and signatures as above. Border broken at The Foreland, Lands End, Lizard Head and at Ringwood and Salisbury (east). Inset of the SCILLY ISLES (Ac).  
       
    Black’s Guide To The South-Western Counties ... Dorsetshire, Devon, And Cornwall    
    Edinburgh. Adam and Charles Black. 1862, 1862 (1863). BL; [KB3].
       
2. 1862    Printer’s signature deleted. Railways to Watchet and Exmouth.  
       
    a) DEVON. ENGLISH CHANNEL written so L is inside the border.   
       
    Black’s Guide To Devonshire  
    Edinburgh. Adam and Charles Black. 1863, 1863 (1864).  C; Pl, KB.
       
    b) DORSET, DEVON & CORNWALL.    
       
    Black’s Guide To The South-Western Counties ... Dorsetshire, Devon, And Cornwall   
     Edinburgh. Adam and Charles Black. 1864, 1866.   E; KB.
       
3. 1864 DEVONSHIRE. Cornwall added vertically (north-south) inside map border (Devon map only).  
       
    Black’s Guide To Devonshire.  
    Edinburgh. Adam and Charles Black. 1864.  E.
       
4. 1866     DORSET, DEVON & CORNWALL. Railway to Exmouth realigned. Railway to Chard.  
       
    Black’s Guide To The Counties of Dorset, Devon & Cornwall.    
    Edinburgh. Adam and Charles Black. 1866.  KB.
       
5. 1866 DEVONSHIRE. Railways Launceston and Kingswear. Cornwall now reads south-north. Note: actual position of the title varies from issue to issue in relation to border.  
       
    Black’s Guide To Devonshire.  
    Edinburgh. Adam and Charles Black. 1865 (1866).  E, FB, KB.
       
6.  1867 DEVONSHIRE. Railways continued to Ashburton, Kingsbridge and Moreton Hampstead and planned Launceston to Bodmin. Signature change: FRGS deleted.  
       
    Black’s New Guide To Devonshire  
     Edinburgh. Adam and Charles Black. 1867.  E, KB.
       
7. 1868     DEVONSHIRE. Railway Chard to Tauntonand planned Colbrook via Oakhampton to Lidford.  
       
    Black’s New Guide To Devonshire  
    Edinburgh. Adam and Charles Black. 1868.  KB.
       
 8. 1869 a) DEVONSHIRE. Railway extension at Watchet (into Brendon Hills) and to Brixham.  
       
    Black’s Guide To Devonshire    
    Edinburgh. Adam and Charles Black. 1869.  KB.
       
    b) New map: DEVON & CORNWALL. with title above the scale bar (Ee) (277 x 400 mm). The border is broken at the Lizard, the Foreland and Land’s End. Eastern border stops at Lyme Regis. Signature:Drawn & Engraved by John Bartholomew Edinr. Inset for the SCILLY ISLES (Ac). Railway extension at Watchet; to Brixham; and added railways in Cornwall (at New Quay and Bodmin). The ‘English Channel’ is positioned over the title.  
       
    Black’s Guide To The Counties of Dorset, Devon & Cornwall   
    Edinburgh. Adam and Charles Black. 1869.  Pl, KB.
       
 9. 1870 DEVONSHIRE. Imprint and signature erased (apparently only for these issues).  
       
    Black’s Guide To Devonshire   
    Edinburgh. Adam and Charles Black. 1870, 1870 (1871).  KB; Pl.
       
10. 1871  Imprint and signature reinstated. Railways added Barnstaple-Taunton and Seaton. ENGLISH CHANNEL is rewritten straight along the lower border (240 mm).  
       
    a) DEVONSHIRE. Title is raised (Scale bar now 55 mm from border) and is now in a line with Stoke Fleming and Street.  
       
    Black’s Guide To Devonshire  
    Edinburgh. Adam and Charles Black. 1871.  KB.
       
    b) DEVON & CORNWALL. The title and scale are higher, the title is in line with Start Bay.    
       
    Black’s Guide To The Counties of Dorset, Devon & Cornwall. Fifth Edition.  
    Edinburgh. Adam and Charles Black. 1871.  E.
       
    Black’s Guide To The Counties of Dorset, Devon & Cornwall. Sixth Edition.   
    Edinburgh. Adam and Charles Black. 1873.   KB.
       
11.  1872          a) DEVONSHIRE. The title and scale are lower, the title is in line with Start Pt. and scale bar 15 mm from lower border.  
       
    Black’s Guide To Devonshire   
    Edinburgh. Adam and Charles Black. 1872.  KB.
       
    b) DEVON & CORNWALL. The title and scale are lower, the title is in line with Start Pt.   
       
    Black’s Guide To The Counties of Dorset, Devon & Cornwall. Sixth Edition.  
    Edinburgh. Adam and Charles Black. 1872 (1873).  KB.
       
12.  1873          DEVONSHIRE. Title is raised and is now in a line with Stoke Fleming and Street. (EeOS). Signature shortened to: John Bartholomew, Edinr.  
       
    Black’s Guide To Devonshire   
    Edinburgh. Adam and Charles Black. 1872 (1873) 1873.     KB; Pl.
       
13.   1874 a) DEVONSHIRE. The word CHANNEL4 added in Bristol Channel. Projected railway to Ilfracombe (incorrectly as a straight line via Ashford).  
       
    Black’s Guide To Devonshire  
     Edinburgh. Adam and Charles Black. 1874.  KB.
       
    b) DEVON & CORNWALL. (No line to Ilfracombe).  
       
    Black’s Guide To The Counties of Dorset, Devon & Cornwall. Seventh Edition.  
    Edinburgh. Adam and Charles Black. 1874.  KB.
       
    Black’s Guide To The Counties of Dorset, Devon & Cornwall. Eighth Edition.  
    Edinburgh. Adam and Charles Black. 1875.  FB.
       
14.  1875 DEVONSHIRE. Shorter signature: J. Bartholomew. Edinr. Railways to Torrington, Sidmouth, Minehead, Oakhampton-Tavistock line completed, railway as arc to Ilfracombe westwards. The word CHANNEL deleted in Bristol Channel.  
       
    Black’s Guide To Devonshire  
    Edinburgh. Adam and Charles Black. 1875.    E, TQ, FB, KB.
       
15.  1876 DEVONSHIRE. Shorter imprint: A & C Black, Edinburgh.  
       
    Black’s Guide To Devonshire  
    Edinburgh. Adam and Charles Black. 1876, 1876 (1877). E, KB; E; E, KB.
       
    Black's Guide to Devonshire  
    Edinburgh. Adam and Charles Black. 1877, 1878.5 TQ, KB.
       
16. 1878 DEVON & CORNWALL The signature, imprint and the positions of title and ‘English Channel’ are as in state 13, but with the scale bar closer to the title.  
       
    Black’s Guide To The Counties of Dorset, Devon & Cornwall. Tenth Edition.    
    Edinburgh. Adam and Charles Black. 1878.   E, KB.
       
    Black’s Guide To The Counties of Dorset, Devon & Cornwall. Eleventh Edition.  
    Edinburgh. Adam and Charles Black. 1879.  C.
       
17. 1881 DEVON & CORNWALL. Signature and imprint as before. The two counties are now coloured. Railways extended to Holsworthy and Hemyock.  
       
    Black’s Guide To The Counties of Dorset, Devon & Cornwall. Eleventh Edition.   
    Edinburgh. Adam and Charles Black. 1881, 1881 (1882).  FB, KB.
       

[1] The three counties volume was probably written in 1861 and published the following year. A note on page 152 begins Even while we write (January 1861) and refers to a Spanish ship cast onto Morte Stone.

[2] The earliest known work so far discovered by the authors; there may be earlier versions.

[3] Lacks the county map, but printer’s signature still on remaining maps.

[4] Devon & Cornwall is a transfer of the regional map and thus CHANNEL is always present.

[5] From 1879 copies of Black's Guide to Devonshire had a new Bartholomew map (150).