Book Title: Ancient Silk Road : An Illustrated Map Featuring the Ancient Network of Routes Between China
Author: Insight Guides
Format: Sheet map, folded | 2 pages
Publication Date: 01 Feb 2011
Made famous in the West by the Venetian adventurer Marco Polo, the ancient Silk Road spanned one-quarter of the circumference of the Earth. An intricate network of trading routes, in its heyday it stretched from Luoyang and Xi'an in China, through Central Asia to Istanbul and Rome, perhaps the first example of the globalisation of trade. This is a double sided, illustrated, folded map/information sheet of the Silk Road routes across Central Asia, the Middle East, Asia Minor and China. There is one large scale overview map of land and sea routes plus three more detailed regional maps. The 'map' includes comprehensive notes with cultural and historical information on key places and people.