© Juri Wornowitski, 1999-2020

Contact: please send me an email. Whatever questions, comments and suggestions are welcome!

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Some text explanations are excerpts from one of the travel guides and © by their respective authors or publishers. These are marked accordingly. Where it sounds less profound, it's me.

All the wonderful background maps and their descriptions were taken from the David Rumsey Collection and © Carto­graphy Associates, unless stated otherwise.

Editing map images and thumbnail generation accomplished with IrfanView and ImageMagick.

If anybody cares: All photos of late - except for pictures from Iceland - were taken with a Hasselblad XPan rangefinder camera and its both "longer" lenses (45 and 90 mm) on print films by Kodak and Fuji. They were scanned with a Nikon Coolscan V (LS 50) ED and edited for the Web within Adobe Photoshop.

Regarding the name: The result of the long quest is not very unlogical; after all, I've been signing my correspondence with "J." for years now. If that's not a good reason...

The extremely detailed map Europaeisches Russland entworfen und gezeichnet vom Hauptm. Radefeld. 1844. was published in 1860 by J.Meyer of the Hildburghausen Verlag des Bibliographischen Instituts in Der grosse Hand-Atlas über alle Theile der Erde in 170 Karten, the finest German atlas of the middle 19th century.

Map image © Cartography Associates