World Trading Empires 1770


World Trading Empires c. 1770


This top view of the globe shows the European empires and their trade networks in 1770.

Caption: European World Trade 1500

This map indicates the global maritime trade routes of 1500.


Oxford Atlas of World History, Oxford University Press, 1999. General Editor Patrick K. O’Brien. (p. 115)


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Source: Philip’s Atlas of World History

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