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An Exact Chart of all the Countries through which Capt. Behring Travelled from Tobolski Capital of Siberia to the Country of Kamtschatka

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An Exact Chart of all the Countries through which Capt. Behring Travelled from Tobolski Capital of Siberia to the Country of Kamtschatka : E. Bowen

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A detailed map by Emanuel Bowen, one of the most prolific mapmakers of 18th century England, showing Behring's travels from Tobolsk over Lake Baikal to Kamchatka. A disproportionately large titlepiece occupies an otherwise unplotted and unknown expanse of the Arctic coastline of Siberia, and shows two Tartar figures, equipped for hunting and has a brief dictionary of terms from the Russian to English for the words - Krepost (fortress), Ostrog (little fort), Sloboda (borough) and Monastir (convent).
mapmaker: E. Bowen  
place and date of publication: London 1744 - c.1747
medium and colour: copperplate, coloured
size in mm: 190 by 330mm (7.5 by 13 inches).
ref: 41265
literature: Shirley, M.A.B.L, G.HARR-1a, 26.

Price: £ 320

 
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