History of World Trade in Maps

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A beautful book for anyone interested in exploring the history of trade in maps.

Trade is the lifeblood of nations. It has provided vital goods and wealth to countries and merchants from the ancient Egyptians who went in search of gold and ivory to their 21st-century equivalents trading high-tech electronic equipment from the Far East.

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A beautful book for anyone interested in exploring the history of trade in maps.

Trade is the lifeblood of nations. It has provided vital goods and wealth to countries and merchants from the ancient Egyptians who went in search of gold and ivory to their 21st-century equivalents trading high-tech electronic equipment from the Far East.

In this beautiful book, more than 70 maps give a visual representation of the history of World Commerce, accompanied by text which tells the extraordinary story of the merchants, adventurers, middle-men and monarchs who bought, sold, explored and fought in search of profit and power.

The maps are all works of art, witnesses to history, and have a fascinating story to tell.

The maps include
Çatalhöyük Plan, c. 6200BC
Babylonian Map of the World, c. 600BC
Stone Map of China, 1136
Hereford Mappa Mundi, c. 1300
Buondelmonti Map of Constantinople, c. 1420
The Waldseemüller Map, 1507
James Rennell Map of Hindoostan, 1782
Air Age Map, 1945
Johns Hopkins Covid-19 Dashboard, 2020

Additional information

Weight 1.04 kg
Dimensions 27.6 × 21.3 × 2.4 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

224

Language

English

Edition

First edition

Dewey

382.09 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K