Title: Cyclists Road Maps England & Scotland.
Publisher: Pattisons Limited. LEITH
Publication Date: 1890
Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
Complete or near complete set. Not dated, circa 1890, 23 paper maps, some with contemporary ownership signature of Will Robertson (all are in very good condition, with just a hint of wear) of: 1. - Hereford, Worcester, Gloucester, Oxford 2. - North Wales 3. - Northumberland & Durham 4. - Devonshire 5. - Shropshire, Cheshire, Staffordshire & Derbyshire 6. - Counties round London 7. - Dorset, Wilts + Hampshire etc. 8. - East Central Counties. 9. - Cumberland, Westmorland etc. 10. -South Wales. 11. Yorkshire. 12. - Lancashire and Isle of Man. 13. Cornwall. 14. - Essex & Kent. 15. -Norfolk and Suffolk. SCOTLAND: 1.-Argyllshire. 2.-Central Highlands . 3.-Eastern Counties. 4.-Invernessshire. 5.-North Eastern Counties. 6.-South Eastern Counties. 7.-South Western Counites. 8.-Sutherlandshire and Caithness. 2" x 3.5"; folding out to 10" x 12" with Pattisons' advert verso and in original Harlequin buckram covers (slightly rubbed in places, North Eastern Counties with old rebind in blue) . Back covers read: Pattisons Limited, Highland Distillers. Glenfarclas-Glenlivet Distillery, BALLINDALLOCH, N.B. Aultmore-Glenlivet Distillery, KEITH, N.B. Head Offices, LEITH. Housed in a contemporary fitted oak box with original, functioning key and silver metal fittings, including four mounted cartouches without any engraving available for added engraving if required (green baize on bottom replaced). This collection of 23 Pattisons Cyclists Road Maps, issued by Pattisons Limited, Scotch Whisky Distillers in the late 1800s, were little promotional gifts, promoting the Pattisons whisky blend, aimed specifically at sporting types (hunting, shooting, fishing, yachting, golfing, curling, coaching, and cycling!). In the late 19th century Pattisons was the largest whisky wholesaler and blender in Scotland. Pattisons was run by brothers Robert & Walter Pattison, who had inherited it from their father, and it enjoyed spectacular growth in the 'whisky boom' of the late 19th century. It ran into serious financial difficulites and collapsed in 1899 as a result of fraud and serious mismanagement by the two brothers, both of whom subsequently served prison sentences. Seller Inventory # 5290