[CRIMEA] WYLD, James.

Siege of Sevastopol: the Environs of Sevastopol with the Batteries and Approaches.

£450

Siege of Sevastopol: the Environs of Sevastopol with the Batteries and Approaches.

Wyld, London, March 31st 1855.

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Siege of Sevastopol: the Environs of Sevastopol with the Batteries and Approaches.

Description

Lovely example, complete with the original cloth trimming around the map, of this uncommon and very detailed map of Sebastopol and its environs, extending from the River Katcha’ in the north to Balaclava in the south, and eastwards from the coast to Inkerman, with great detail for the terrain of the region, troop positions and the siege trenches and fortifications erected by the opposing armies.

The present copy of the ‘sixth edition’ seems to be a rare state, published before the version usually found which includes an inset showing Eupatoria on Feb. 17th – not printed here. It contains however the list of Wyld’s other maps that might be of relevance to the war.

Description

Printed on two sheets, joined, dissected in sixteen parts mounted on linen, with original hand-colour; paper label to the back of a section, closed tear to a lower section. Folding in contemporary marbled boards. Dimensions: 70 x 52 cm.

Provenance: M.A.Delorme (booklabel on upper pastedown).

Bibliography

BLMC 41155.(28.).

 

Stock ID: 86316