'THE CRIMEA.' (Crimean War) by J. Tallis / J. Rapkin c.1853-1858
A decorative, detailed and historically interesting mid 19th century map of the Crimea -- with an inset plan of Sebastopal -- 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 Crimea' 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), Balaclava Harbour, the banks of the Alma River and Eupatoria (Yevpatoria).
- This is an original steel engraving with original hand colour.
- Printed area is approximately 33.3cms by 25.5cms.
- 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.