Trade Routes and Commodities, 500 to 1500


Trade Routes and Commodities


This map indicates major trade routes from 500 to 1500 in eastern Africa, Arabia and Persia.
Sites of key resources, such as textiles, spices, and gold fields, are also noted.


Oxford Atlas of World History, Oxford University Press, 1999. General Editor Patrick K. O’Brien. (p. 83)


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

Used under license from Octopus Publishing Group.


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