Sebastopol River Alma Balaklava Allied Armies 1855 Black Sea antique war mapBrian DiMambro -Historical Investments
Map of the Country Between the River Alma and Balaklava, Illustrating the Advances of the Allied Armies...
Fine and uncommon old wood engraved newspaper map.
Issued 1855, Jan 20 by Illustrated London News.
Drawn & Engraved by J. Dower, London
Very interesting and ephemeral large format detailed battle map. Sebastopol and Balaklava at bottom left, Black Sea along the right, Bakshiserai at right side. Endless topographical detail including the routes of the troop movements through it.
An actual antique/ vintage printed sheet of paper, not a modern copy or reprint. The sheet could show signs of age difficult to capture digitally, but if we are offering it for sale you can be 100% certain it is entirely worthy of ownership by even the most discerning collector or dealer.
Image originally appeared within a weekly newspaper, and thus it is today exceedingly scarce. Text on back as issued, the only way to own this image as an original.
Faint old crease across middle of the sheet, scarcely worthy of mention.
A picture is worth a thousand words. The scan is a major part of the item description. Please examine it closely, as what you see is what we will send you.
[note: we grade conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws.].
Sheet remains well preserved, keeping in mind it is not modern or new, so minor flaws to paper are sometimes to be expected. Some light age wear or surface spotting/ soiling, all of which is hopefully visible within the zoomable 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.
Attractive and appealing old vintage antique print entirely worthy of hanging for display.
A style and manner of depiction entirely unique to this era.
Sheet measures c. 15 1/2 " H x 10 3/8 " W.