Alison, Sir Archibald
Title ATLAS TO ALISON'S HISTORY OF EUROPE Constructed and Arranged, under the Direction of Sir Archibald Alison, by Alex Keith Johnston. with a Concise Vocabulary of Military and Marine Terms.
Publisher Edinburgh William Blackwood And Sons 1852
Seller ID 7077
This is the map volume from this work by Alison. There are 108 maps of battles and a frontispiece labeled Military Signs and of Modern Fortification. It is a visual tool for reading the maps pertaining to the battles. . This is the 1852 edition. All the maps are firmly bound to a backing paper. The covers and spine are off - there are four parts: two covers, one spine, and one block of maps. The covers and the spine are full leather. The spine is ornately designed with two compartments used for the title and four with a handsome gold filled tooling . Two of the compartments have some missing leather. Could be restored or used for the maps. The maps are quite clean except for map 44 which has some heavy foxing (medium brown staining, probably from acidic paper that was inserted. ) There is occasional very light foxing on some other maps, mostly in the margins. Lithographs on a heavy weight of paper. Symbols of ships, forts, grounds are lightly hand-colored. The end papers are marbled. There is a former engraved bookplate with the name A. F. Cunningham. A later owner's name is written in pencil on the reverse side of the frontispeice. There is an alphabetical cross reference to the maps and an alphabetical glossary. ; 8vo
History Atlas Military Europe Battles Maps Lithographs