The Seat Of War. Map Of The Crimea, Sevastopol, Etc.
[map Title:] The Crimea By James Wyld, Geographer To The Queen And H.r. H. Prince Albert..
Map in outline colour dissected on to linen and folded into cloth covers with yellow printed title label. Marbled pastedowns. A fine copy.
James Wyld, Charing Cross East and 2 Royal Exchange.,
FIRST EDITION. Folding map. 27.75 x 19.75 inches.
First edition of James Wyld's map of the theatre of war in the Crimea, published 9 August 1854. Includes inset maps of the Black Sea area and of The Town and Harbour of Sevastopol with the Batteries and Approaches. The second edition was published in September and a third later in the year. In 1855 Wyld exhibited a model of Sevastopol in Leicester Square. James Wyld (1812-87) succeeded his father, James Wyld the Elder, in the family map making business in 1836.
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