History of the World Map by Map

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History of the World Map by Map proves that maps don't just show us where to go, but also where we've been. A stunning overview of all human history, side by side with 140 custom maps. This stunning visual reference book starts with the evolution and migration of our oldest ancestors out of Africa. You can then look up maps about the Greece and Persian War, the Mongol Conquests, Medieval Europe's trade routes, and the rise of the Ottomans. There are maps about the colonization of North America, the scientific revolution, Napoleon's advances, and Britain's control of India. There's more in later centuries, like the Age of Imperialism, the American Civil War, industrialized Europe, and the transformation of Japan.

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  • 440 pages
  • Hardcover
  • 12.19" x 10.19"

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    Ronald Jung

    December 21, 2022

    Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Best book

    If you like history or maps, this is a must get.


    Ronald Jung

    November 28, 2022

    Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Best book in years

    This is literally the most interesting and best map book I've ever seen. Great balance of commentary and graphics. Highly recommend.


    Richard G.

    March 15, 2022

    Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Awesome book

    This book has now replaced 2 previous world map books I have! It is great with the pictures, timeline and history narrative. Easy to follow and compare different periods. Excellent!!!


    James Hardwick

    February 18, 2022

    Customer Rating: 4 out of 5 Just got it and haven't had time to use it

    Hope to use it for years to come and use it to educate my grandson.



    February 16, 2022

    Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Fantastic history of the cultured world!

    Beautiful and precise book, explaining human culture on Earth, with maps. Great Coffee Table book, as well as excellent reference to any cultural endeavours you are undertaking through Opera, theater, etc.


    William Mintwieler

    February 16, 2022

    Customer Rating: 3 out of 5 Average but interesting map history book

    Average but interesting map history book that may pique your need in further research.


    Jeff Nall

    January 17, 2022

    Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Excellent

    Beautiful and informative.


    Bruce Campbell

    January 3, 2022

    Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 World map complements AP World History

    What a beautiful set of maps! As an AP World History and U.S. History teacher, I started integrating this book into daily lessons. It is the perfect complement for your child's textbook and classroom resources. Clear color-coded maps with historical explanations provide a geographic context not found in textbooks. I highly recommend History of the World, Map by Map as part of a visual education that will better help understand the historical process.


    Judy Thomas

    December 31, 2021

    Customer Rating: 4 out of 5 The book is great however the cover of the book was damaged during shipping.

    This book is great but was damaged during shipping. It is a gift and I sent an email asking for a replacement but have not heard back from anyone at Smithsonian. I will return the damaged book as soon as I receive a replacement. Please have someone get in touch with me.

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