Friday, March 07, 2014

The 1885 Map of Crimea


The Crimean War (1853-56) between the Russians on one side and the British, French, and Ottoman Turkish on the other, was fought mainly on the Crimean peninsular. In 1885 the Nouvelle Carte de la Crimée, lithographed by Caron-Delamarre, was published in Paris.

OldNewMaps has overlain this 1885 French map of the Crimea on a Google Map. The map includes a transparency control so that you can compare the historical map of the Crimean peninsular with the modern Google Map. The map can also be viewed overlaid on an OpenStreetMap of Crimea.
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