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READ & Co.
A Panoramic View of the Seat of War in the North of Europe. Shewing the Entrance by the German Ocean or North Sea Thro' the Cattegat to the Baltic - The Gulfs of Riga - Bothnia - Finland &c. And the Relative Position from St Peetersburgh, of Cronstadt - Sweaborg & Helsingfors - Revel - Riga - Bomarsund in the Aland Isles and all other places of note, now of interest in connexion with the war with Russia. No.4.
London: Read & Co, 1855. Chromolithograph. Sheet 530 x 735mm. Small repairs to centre fold split and tear in margin. A map of the Baltic theatre of the Crimean War (1853-56), drawn as if looking down from an elevated point above Germany. During the war Britain and France sent a fleet into the Baltic to try to lure the weaker Russian navy out for a sea-battle. The Russians could not be tempted away from the shelter of the heavily-fortified island fortress of Cronstad, leaving the expedition's leader, Sir Charles Napier', to be pilloried in the British press for his inaction.
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