Plan of Sevastopol and of the Attacks and Positions of the Allied Armies in 1854-5.
Lithographed at the Ordnance Map Office, Southampton, in 1857, under the direction of Capt.n Cameron, R.E.
7 lithographic maps (of eight) with hand colour. Each map 610 x 920mm, 24 x 36¼". A few small tears, some soiling to edges of two maps.
A monumental plan of the Siege of Sevastopol during the Crimean War, compiled by the Royal Engineers on a scale of six inches to a miles, published in the official report of the siege. The port itself fits into Sheet 3, with the defences of both sides coloured to demarque each army, green for the Russians, blue for the French and red for the British. The other sheets show the sprawling encampments of the Allies, with the British headquarters at Tractir Farm and the 'English Race Course' nearby, and the defensive arrays protecting the outer perimeters. Sheet six shows the Plain of Balaklava, site of the battle and famous 'Charge of the Light Brigade' on the 25th October 1854. The missing sheet is number eight, bottom right, showing the coast around the port of Balaklava.
[Ref: 10812] £550.00