A Map of the Baltic and Black Seas, with the Intervening and Surrounding Countries

By: Betts John

Price: £55.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Dull-pink paper wraps printed black. Covers split at the spine and has a strip of modern clear tape securing it. Rear cover stained and scruffy edged. The Map is loose in the covers, but meant to fold into the black printed paper wrappers, with title and price of One Shilling. Large fold out map (50. 5 cm x 38 cm) c. 20" x 15" including the blank borders - some hand colouring and 2 'insets' - St. Petersburg and Cronstadt, - and Sevastopol. The map has some light staining, mainly to the edges, and tiny repaired and reinforced folds / splits (to the reverse of the map with clear archive tape) with NO loss. NO date but the covers are pasted onto paper with 2 Publishers adverts on the reverse of the front cover = One is a different Map of The Black Sea, but the second advert is for " Recently published, price Ninepence 'The Despatches of Captain McClure...' With a Map, shewing the North-West Passage and other discoveries in the Arctic Regions". This would indicate that the date is c. 1855, as the McClure Arctic Expedition of 1850, was among numerous British search efforts to determine the fate of the Franklin's lost expedition, and is distinguished as the voyage during which Robert McClure became the first person to confirm and transit the Northwest Passage by a combination of sea travel and sledging. McClure and his crew spent three years locked in the pack ice aboard HMS Investigator before abandoning it, and making their escape across the ice. Rescued by HMS Resolute, McClure returned to England in 1854, where he was knighted and rewarded for completing the passage." . So 1855 seems to be about right. See Images. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall

Title: A Map of the Baltic and Black Seas, with the Intervening and Surrounding Countries

Author Name: Betts John

Categories: Foreign Travel. Exploration, Europe, Prints. Maps. Sheet Music, Arctic. Antarctic,

Edition: Unknown (Possibly 1st Thus?)

Publisher: London, John Betts: 1855

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 114447

Keywords: A Map Of The Baltic And Black Seas, With The Intervening And Surrounding Countries. John Betts. Large Fold Out Map (50. 5 Cm X 38 Cm) C. 20" X 15" Including The Blank Borders - Some Hand Colouring And 2 'insets' - St. Petersburg And Cronstadt, - And Sevastopol. Publishers Adverts On The Reverse Of The Front Cover Recently Published, Price Ninepence 'the Despatches Of Captain Mcclure...' With A Map, Shewing The North-west Passage And Other Discoveries In The Arctic Regions This Would Indicate That The Date Is C. 1855, As The Mcclure Arctic Expedition Of 1850, Was Among Numerous British Search Efforts To Determine The Fate Of The Franklin's Lost Expedition Mcclure Returned To England In 1854 So 1855 Seems To Be About Right As The Date For This Map.