The Muslim World circa 1317-1900


The Muslim World circa 1317-1900


This map illustrates the expansion of the Muslim world as a result of conquest or political allegiance, and as is reflected in the powerful and long-lasting influence exerted by Muslim traders in regions such as East Africa.

Legend indicates:

  • Limit of Muslim World
  • International borders
  • Railways
  • Telegraph cables
  • Trading routes
  • Date of European occupation or influence
  • Marine coaling station


An Historical Atlas of Islam – Atlas Historique de l’Islam, Second Edition. Edited by Hugh Kennedy, Tuta sub Aegide Pallas 1683,
Brill, Leiden-Boston-Koeln, 2002, page 14.

Cartography by Marc Bel, Peter van der Donck.


© 2002 Koninklijke Brill NV, The Netherlands. All rights reserved.


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