Plan of the Battle of the Alma
Place Published: London
Publisher: The London Printing and Publishing Company
Date Published: 1860
Description: Map. Steel engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 10.5" x 12.75".
Comments: This plan describes the Battle of the Alma, typically regarded as the first battle of the Crimean War. It shows the positions of the armies and fleets of all the involved parties--British, French, Turkish, and Russian forces--from the time of the Allied Forces' arrival to the aftermath of the battle, which took place on September 10, 1854. Each set of forces is colored in accordance with a key in the lower right corner of the map. Tallis's method of steel engraving gives fine detail to the topography of the region and, in particular, to the course and topography of the Alma River. The map is from Henry Tyrell's "History of the war with Russia." Some wear to center fold and small tear to upper right. Light staining but overall good condition. John Tallis Jr. (1817-1876) was a London born bookseller who continued the prolific map publishing company started by his father. After a partnership with his brother, Tallis Jr. expanded the business to New York in 1849 as well as Boston, Cincinnati, Rochester, Philadelphia and Baltimore. This map is a fine example of his work.Binding: unbound
Book ID: 251254