'BLACK SEA' (Crimean War) by J. Tallis / J. Rapkin c.1853-1858
A decorative, detailed and historically interesting mid 19th century map of the Black Sea which was drawn and engraved by J. Rapkin (vignettes by H. Winkles) and published first in John Tallis's Illustrated Atlas* (London:c.1853) and then Henry Tyrell's The History of the War with Russia (London: London Publishing Co, 1858). This map was published at the time of the Crimean War with the main areas of conflict being in the Black Sea and Crimean Pennisula.
*The Illustrated Atlas, published from 1849 to 1853, was the last decorative world atlas. The 'Black Sea' map was typical of the many fine ones which appeared in this work with its decorative border and attractive vignettes. Illustrated are views of 'Sebastopal' (Sevastopol), Varna, 'Silistria' (Silistra), Odessa, Sinope and Constantinople (Istanbul),
- This is an original steel engraving with original hand colour.
- Printed area is approximately 32.5cms by 25.7cms.
- The map is in very good condition with decent margins; centrefolded, as issued. Click on image for a better view.
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- Guaranteed to be over 150 years old.