History of World Trade in Maps

With over 70 maps illustrating the development of world trade from the Stone Age to the Information Age, accompanied by texts which relate the amazing tales of the merchants who carved out new trade routes and the clash of empires over the profits from trade, History of World Trade in Maps tells the story of one of the most ancient of human activities, without which almost none of the items we take for granted – food, clothes or computers – would reach our homes.

Al-Idrisi World map
Trans-Siberian Railway
Portuguese and the Spice Trade