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England & Wales

This was the first map that Carr designed, while he was stationed in West Africa in 1943 with 207 Squadron of the R.A.F. during the Second World War (see title below, top right).

There may only have been one edition which Carr republished, some with a limitation but others without. But the fact that Carr gave two ISBNs to this map suggests two different editions, unless he mistakenly gave two different numbers to the same map, one in July 1972 and one in May 1973? All the maps shown below have the same basic design. All have a printed inscription at the lower margin Revised and published by J.L. Carr at 27 Mill Dale Road, KETTERING, England. The revision presumably refers to changes he made to teh map he designed in West Africa.

Carr placed an advertisement for the first map of England and Wales in The Times' Christmas marketplace in November 1973. It is likely to be for the second edition, if that was issued in May 1973.


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The Times, 27th November 1973, page 34


The blue edition below, which was perhaps less expensive as it was printed in a single colour and may have been issued in large numbers, uses the same design as the first edition (if that is correctly assigned).


(Last updated on 7/12/2020)



MAP-E&W1: First edition

Publisher: J.L. Carr

Year: July 1972

ISBN: 090084731X

Limitation: 750 sheets

Size: 698 x 519 mm

Signed: Yes

Proofs where: Kettering Public Library; British Library

Notes: The ISBN of this map can be checked on ISBN check which then searches Amazon and reports that the number is: 'England and Wales: Historical and Architectural Map – Folded Map, 1 Jul 1972'.

The proof illustrated below was decorated by hand, so may have different colours from other proofs. According to a copy sold on eBay, it was originally sold by Heal's, an upmarket home furnishing company still situated on Tottenham Court Road in London.



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MAP-E&W1: First edition, 2nd impression?

Publisher: J.L. Carr

Year: ?

ISBN: 090084731X

Limitation: none

Size: 698 x 519 mm

Signed: No

Proofs where: See on internet

Notes: A proof of this map came up for sale at an auction. The colophon (lower left) and the background to the two boxes, top left and top right, is different from the impression shown above, and there is a space where the limitation was printed. It is not signed. This may be a reprint of the first edition?


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MAP-E&W2: Second edition

Publisher: J.L. Carr

Year: May 1973

ISBN: 0900847344

Limitation: 750 sheets

Size: xxx x xx mm

Signed: Yes

Proofs where:

Notes: Not seen. This is the map with a different ISBN, dated May 1973, so it is presumed to be different in some way from the first edition unless Carr allocated two ISBNs to the same map, of course. Both maps can be found listed on Amazon, U.K. I can't tell you how to tell them apart until I find one. If you have a different map or map with a different limitation, please contact me.



MAP-E&W3/4: Third/fourth? edition

Publisher: J.L. Carr

Year: unknown

ISBN:

Limitation: none stated

Size: 632 x 481 mm

Signed: Yes

Proofs where:

Notes: This map has no limitation. Carr has written next to the colophon: J.L. Carr 1944, Bathhurst, The Gambia, West Africa. The only other difference from the first edition is a line of text at the very bottom, written by hand: "and to them this map is dedicated". These added inscriptions are printed.



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