Plan of Skutari, Shewing the Site of the Barracks and Hospitalsfrom a Survey made by the Order of Lord Stratford de Redcliffe, , by Benj: Handley, Assistant-Surveyor, attached to the Turco-Persian Frontier Commission, Under the direction of Lieut: A.G.Glascott, R.N. March 1855. With Corrections to January, 1856, by Captain Gordon, R.E.
Lithograph with original hand colour, with a publisher's blind stamp. Printed area 450 x 360mm, 17¾ x 14". Laid on linen.
A detailed military plan of the Scutari Barracks (or Selimiye Barracks) on the Asian shore of Istanbul, used by British troops on their way to the Crimea and then as a hospital for the wounded and sick. It was here that Florence Nightingale earned her reputation, tending the sick from 1854 until 1857. Despite her work nearly 6000 soldiers died there, mostly from cholera.
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