Map of Medieval trade routes

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Map of Medieval trade routes

Post by shesheyan » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:38 pm

Zoomable map of Medieval trade routes : ... 156bb6836f
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Re: Map of Medieval trade routes

Post by Kythkyn » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:21 pm

Damn, I was hoping it was a mediæval map of the trade routes
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Re: Map of Medieval trade routes

Post by Big Mac » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:57 pm

shesheyan wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:38 pm
Zoomable map of Medieval trade routes : ... 156bb6836f
It's awesome isn't it. :cool:

I wrote about MartinMnsson's map back in May after finding out about it on the Flanaess Geographical Society.
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Re: Map of Medieval trade routes

Post by Khedrac » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:46 am

I also think this is a case of "take with a pinch of salt" - and will only be the very major routes used for everything.

Case in point - Cornwall bascially controlled the world market for tin from pre-history through to the 19th century. If you go by the map then all the tin had to be transported overland to Southampton or London before shipping abroad - something I don't believe for a moment.

Looking at the map I think that internal water transport (which includes coastal) other than canals has been entirely missed, and 90% of all major cities lie on navigable rivers for a reason.
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