This is a large, atractive, blue-back nautical chart of most of the Black Sea, Crimea, Bosporus and the Dardanelles on two unjoined sheets. Great deal of detail of the coast, lighthouses (highlighted in yellow), soundings, prevailing currents, topography, rivers, lakes, settlements, etc are given. There are multiple compass roses and 10 insets including: Port of Odessa, Bay of Bourgas, Road of Anapa, Port of Balaklava (closed to all vessels), Road of Kustunji, Road of Iniada or Ainada, Bay of Varna, Straight of Kertche, Sinope or Anadoli, and the Harbour of Ghendjik or Koutlouzi. There are 6 coastal views as well. Imray's and Original Seller's Store Labels are on verso.
1853 Imray Chart of the Black Sea Area
Chart of the Black Sea and Seas of Marmora and Azov, Drawn Principally from the Surveys Made by Order of the English, French and Russian Governments
Map Maker Specifics
J Imray, 1853, London
39.4 x 76 in. when joined plus margins
Good overall. Two sheets not joined. Slight toning and scattered light soil spots throughout and one more noticeable near title cartouche. Marginal chips on left and left corner. A few smaller splits closed on verso (archival and clear tape). Nice clear print. Uncolored except for the yellow lighthouses. Blue back separated in a few places of left chart. Rolled.