War Plan of Sebastopol Forts trenches 1855 rare Dower old folio newspaper mapBrian DiMambro -Historical Investments
Plan of Sebastopol shewing the Forts & Public Buildings, the Position of the Allied Armies in Winter Quarters and the Present State of the Siege Works
(Crimean War, British Offensive Positions, "French Army of Observation," Quarantine Bay, Gordon's Batteries, Russian Earthworks, Naturally Defendable Terrain)
Issued 1855, London, by the Illustrated London News - Supplement
Drwan & Engraved by John Dower, London
Interesting, little known and rather uncommon antique wood engraved map. Far scarcer than most atlas maps of the era since most atlases were saved and most newspaper supplements were not.
A picture is worth a thousand words. The photos are a major part of the item description. Please examine them closely, as what you see is what we will send you. [note: we grade conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws.]. Text on verso as issued.
Map remains well preserved. Some light age wear or surface spotting/ soiling which is visible within the scan.
Paper and image remains overall clean & sound. Old maps & prints often display small minor repairs on the back, could have uneven blank margins, might have extraneous fold-lines or other small minor age flaws which do not detract from the visual appeal or value. Condition is carefully considered in arriving at our price.
Great old vintage antique map entirely worthy of hanging for display.
A depiction captured in a manner entirely unique to this era.
Sheet measures c. 10 7/8" H x 15 7/8" W.
Printed area measures c. 9 1/2" H x 14 1/8" W
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 1, p.384