Eurasian Land Empires c. 1700


Eurasian Land Empires c. 1700


This map shows the empires in existence during the 1700s and declining in the 1800s, while the vigorous European imperial expansion took form.

Legend indicates:

  • Boundary of empire at greatest extent in 16th-18th centuries:
    • Ottoman 1683
    • Russian 1795
    • Manchu Qing 1760
    • Safavid 1514


Oxford Atlas of World History, Oxford University Press, 2002. General Editor Patrick K. O’Brien.

Chapter 3. The Early Modern World: “World Trade and Empires 1870-1914,” page 112.


Map copyright © Philip’s, a division of Octopus Publishing Ltd. Source: Philip’s Atlas of World History.

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