Crimean War – Sebastopol Seige map

While I am on the subject of maps (see previous blog post about Caledonian Railway Scotland map), one of my favourite collecting areas, I thought I would share a few images of a map that came in a lot I have just purchased.

It dates from around 1856 and is from official documents on the Crimean War and is drawn and engraved (steel engraving I believe) by J Rapkin. Despite a couple of areas of damage near the folds, but which only affect fairly empty areas, it is a nicely detailed and hand coloured map showing the various troop positions during phases of the Siege of Sebastopol. Includes detail on such battles as Inkerman and Balaklava.

A lovely if fairly fragile item and available in Reynard Collectables ebay shop here.

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Married to Barbara, two boys, work from home office. Trying to build my collectables hobby into a profitable business.
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