Bowen: Russia 1779

A continuing series of posts to highlight my small antique map collection. All scans are taken directly from an original copy, not a reproduction.


Map of Russia from J. Carver’s “New Universal Traveller: Containing a Full and Distinct Account of all the Empires, Kingdoms, and States, in the Known World”, published by G. Robinson 1779. As far as I can tell Jonathan Carver’s contribution was minimal to this one, merely lending his name to the volume (according to the Christie’s website Captain Carver’s widow denied it to be the work of her husband). The map is actually drawn by Thomas Bowen (???? – 1790), who learnt his trade under his father Emanuel Bowen (1714 – 1767) who was engraver to George II and Louis XV of France.

Explore the map below using Magic Toolbox‘s excellent plugin

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Watch out for the next map in this series..


Mathematician at the University of Warwick in the UK with research interests in equivariant bifurcation theory and applications, especially in modelling of insect locomotion. Teaching interests include online learning and innovative teaching methods. Also in a past life has been involved in summer school courses, and online material, for Gifted and Talented. He has been active on the Internet since 1995, initially though his UFO and Michael Schenker website, but now through a multitude of projects.

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