Mapping Modernity

11. Commercial Routes

25 October 2023

Shipping routes and British Empire

This world map in Mercator projection presents the British empire (in red) at the height of its power. Cold gulf streams are blue, warm streams are pink. The map shows the numerous routes of steamships between the larger ports. The three insets name the shipping companies operating regular scheduled services.

Cassell & Company Ltd., British Empire, Showing the Commercial Routes of the World and Ocean Currents, in: Universal Atlas, London 1893. Coll. S/T D.6, 42.5 x 59 cm.