|A miniature portrait of Benyovszky, as published with the 1790 edition of his Memoirs (1790) |
And (right) a more glamorised version from the 21st century.
|The Benyovszky family home in Vrbové, in around 1890 (left); and as it now appears (right)...|
|The cover of the 1790 London edition of Benyovszky's Memoirs....|
|...and the covers from the French, German (both 1791) and Polish (1797) editions of Benyovszky's Memoirs. |
Editions were also printed in the Netherlands, Sweden, and several different ones in Germany.
|An illustration from the 1790 London edition of Benyovszky's Memoirs. This depicts the (probably fictitious) scene of the attack by the St Peter and St Paul on the Formosan islanders.|
|The cover of August von Kotzebue's 1795 play based on Benyovszky's Memoirs. This play inspired several similar ones, and a few operas for good measure. It is safe to say that it bears absolutely no relation to historical reality. But it played to full houses. Which is important.|
|Pasfield Oliver's map of Benyovszky's voyages in the Far East (1893)|
|Mor Jokai's map of Benyovszky's global travels (1891)|
|Jacques-Nicolas Bellin's map of Formosa (Taiwan) (1730)|
|Jacques-Nicolas Bellin's map of the Kuril Islands (1750)|
|Jacques-Nicolas Bellin's map of Japan (1752)|
|A Russian map of the Far East and the North Pacific Ocean (1754)|
|Thomas Jeffreys' map of Kamchatka (1760)|
|Map of Japan and the Kuril islands by Jean-Francois de la Perouse (1787)|