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John Bartholomew & Son Ltd. was initially situated in Edinburgh. This is where the firm pioneered landmark achievements such as the first half-inch to one mile Reduced Ordnance Survey Maps of Scotland in 1875 and the Times Survey Atlas of the World in 1922, supplementing the first Times Atlas, which was produced in 1895 with maps by the German firm Velhagen & Klasing. The Bartholomews also produced extensive mapping in support of the military during the Second World War. In 1989, John Bartholomew & Son Ltd became part of the newly formed HarperCollins, and moved to its current location near Glasgow in 1995.