Collins' Complete Map of Russia and Turkey, Shewing the Baltic, North, Black, and Mediterranean Seas.

London: H. G. Collins, 1854. This is a folding map, published before the Crimean War was in full swing, giving the early train travelers a visual as to where the current war was occurring. An early map, sold at all the railway stations.

, extending from Norway and Russia, down to the Mediterranean Sea, and the Middle East as far east as Syria and Persia. The war (1853 - 1856) pitted the Russian Empire against an alliance of France, the United Kingdom, the Kingdom of Sardinia, and the Ottoman Empire. Map with an engraved view at lower left showing Sevastopol and Forts Constantine, St. Nicholas and Alexander. With contemporary marginal note in pencil below bottom border, "In 1861 the provinces of Moldova and Walachia were united under the name of Rommania (sic)". Printed at lower right, Maclure, Macdonald & Macgregor, 37 Walbrook, London, Lithographers by steam power."

Folds into printed orange paper wrappers, with title and price of one shilling, and at bottom"available "at all railway stations" printed in black. At rear wrapper, advertisement for the National Provident Freehold Land Society, and offer of prospectuses. Wrappers rubbed and worn, split along spine. The map damp stained with splits at fold intersections. Previous owner name in pencil "Geo. McQueen Jr." who lists [Consed?] and "West Africa" in pencil. OCLC: 557303735 records the British Library copy with a variant title, referring to the war, so presumably a later imprint. Good only. Item #22156

Price: $225.00

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