Catalog Archive

Auction 95, Lot 263

"The Crimea", Wyld, James

Subject: Ukraine

Period: 1854 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

25 x 18.5 inches
63.5 x 47 cm

Linen backed folding map, showing the Crimea, an inset of the Black Sea and surrounding countries, an inset plan of 'The Town and Harbour of Sevastopol with the Batteries & Approaches'. The coastal sea and land is hand outlined in color. The emphasis is on road and topographical detail and navigational details are shown on the Sevastopol plan. Visually, the map is a masterful impression that highlights the importance of the region preceding the Crimean War.


Condition: B

Couple of tiny separations at fold intersections and a bit of surface soil. Bookplate and signature of a previous owner on linen backing.

Estimate: $75 - $100

Sold for: $0

Closed on 6/13/2001