23 Nov

Map of the Week: Antique Atlas with Trade Winds

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The atlas above is known as “A New Map of The Whole World with Trade Winds“. The cartographer for this map is Hermann Moll¬†(1654 ca -1732 ca). A major feature of this antique atlas is the fact that it includes information about trade winds, which would be important to 17th-18th century sailors and explorers. Typically maps from antiquity tend to include drawings on them. This map depicts ¬†interactions between Europeans and indigenous people of the Americas. What do you think the cartographer is suggesting with the pictorials include with this map?

 

Note: AGS does not own rights A New Map of the Whole World with Trade Winds.