Old Map of the Black Sea, 1854 - Crimean War, Russia, Ukraine, Europe, Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Balkans, Greece
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Engraved by John Rapkin and published by J. Tallis & Co in 1854, this is one of the finest and most detailed historic maps of the Black Sea region with Europe on the left and Asia on the right.
Notably, this map makes reference to the Crimean War, which was ongoing at the time. There's a red line between Bulgarian and Sevastopol marking an "electric telegraph to the allied camps" which would've allowed for very rapid communications for allied forces in the region.
Gorgeous, highly detailed illustrations adorn this map of Constantinople, Sevastopol, Silistra, Odessa and others.
This map looks great at all sizes: 12x16 inches (31x41cm), 18x24 inches (45.5x61cm) and 24x36 inches (61x91.5cm), but it looks even better when printed large.
I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 70 inches (180cm). Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised or different framing options.
The model in the listing images is holding the 20x16 inch (51x40.5cm) version of this map.
If you’re looking for more options, I have another interesting map of the broader area, focusing on the Turkish Empire.
Many of the towns, villages and cities of this region are already visible in this map.
The locations on this map include: Russia (now partly Ukraine), the Ottoman Empire (Greece, Turkey), Georgia, Bulgaria, Crimea, Black Sea and Sea of Azov and Moldovia (Moldova).
This would make a wonderful birthday, Christmas, work leaving or housewarming gift for someone from this region or has an interest in the history of the Black Sea and Crimean War.
This map is available as a giclée print on acid free archival matte paper, or you can buy it framed. The frame is a nice, simple black frame that suits most aesthetics. Please get in touch if you'd like a different frame colour or material. My frames are glazed with super-clear museum-grade acrylic (perspex/acrylite), which is significantly less reflective than glass, safer, and will always arrive in perfect condition.
If you are not happy with your unique map for any reason, contact me for a no-quibble refund.
I am very confident you will like your old map. I have been doing this since 1984 and I'm a 5-star Etsy seller with 1000s of sales and reviews.
This is the cheapest place to buy my maps online.
I use a unique process to restore my maps that is massively time consuming and labour intensive. Hunting down the original maps can take months. I use state of the art and eye-wateringly expensive technology to scan and restore the maps. As a result, I guarantee my maps are a cut above the rest - that's why I can offer a no-quibble refund.
Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (200cm, 6.5ft+) and I can frame and deliver them to you as well, via special oversized courier. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.