Trade Routes and Empires, 1500
This map shows the trade routes between the Asian, African, and European continents circa 1500. Routes for general trade, gold trade and the Silk Road are all indicated. Regions are color-coded to indicate whether they are under control of the Spanish, the Portuguese, an independent state society, or another imperial power.
Historical Atlas of the Islamic World (p. 55)
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The license only allows it to be used in connection with SOC284 and WWS572B at Princeton University during the 2008-9 academic year.
The map appears in Malise Ruthven and Azim Nanji, Historical Atlas of the Islamic World (Oxford University Press, 2004).