Commercial Cartography: Blaeu’s Atlas maior (1662) — image source: http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/12/12-maps-that-changed-the-world/282666/

In the book, A History of the World in 12 Maps, Jerry Brotton catalogs the maps which he considers to cover the most pivotal periods in human history. It’s a fascinating collection. Click here to explore his top twelve maps online.

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