John Bartholomew & Son
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John Bartholomew & Son was founded by John Bartholomew Senior in Edinburgh around 1820. Around 1888, the firm also became known as The Edinburgh Geographical Institute. Notable Bartholomew publications included the Times World Atlas, Reader's Digest Atlas, Bartholomews Concise Atlas, gazetteers and many school atlases. In 1989, the firm merged with the Glasgow publisher Collins. A wide range of maps and atlases are still being published today under the imprint of HarperCollins, but the name of Bartholomew survives as the trade name of HarperCollins Reference department's cartographic databases.
The Bartholomew archive is held by the National Library of Scotland. For further information about the firm please see the National Library The Bartholomew Archive.
For Bartholomew maps held by the National Library of Scotland please see Maps by John Bartholomew & Son.