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Sebastopol (Sevastopol). Site of Crimean War. Tallis antique map c1856.

Sebastopol (Sevastopol). Site of Crimean War. Tallis antique map c1856.

by London Printing & Publishing Company

Crimean War battle: Sebastopol, showing Camps & Works of English, French, Turks and Russians, and English and French In Action, with a "Note: After the Battle of the Alma the Allies proceeded to Sebastopol and commenced the Siege, September 16th 1854. The British taking possession of the Town and Harbour of Balaklava for the landing oftheir Siege Material, Stores, Etc. Etc. - The French selecting the Bays of Kamiesh and Kazatch at Cape Chersonese, for their Depots."

Original antique map, Drawn and Engraved from Offical Documents by John Rapkin. Published in London circa 1856 by The London Printing and Publishing Company. Tallis and Company established a reputation in London and New York as publishers of high quality finely engraved accurate maps with a finely engraved cartouche and border. As principal engraver of maps and prints for Tallis, John Rapkin’s finesse was greatly responsible for the Company’s reputation. In 1853 John Tallis and Ephraim Tipton Brain established The London Printing and Publishing Company together. Engraving illustrations was slow and expensive. In 1865 Tallis was among the last of the publishers of beautifully decorated maps and prints.

In good condition except for tiny tear at top edge (archivally repaired). This map has n almost undiscernable central vertical fold to facilitate a smaller publication. Page measures 275 x 355mm (10 7/8 x 14 inches). Unfortunately it is too large for this scanner: a full size image will be uploaded soon.

Stock Number: amTall.SebastPrice: $165.00

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