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A Cool Visualization Of Global Shipping Activity From 1750 To 1850

April 22, 2012   ·   0 Comments

Professor Mark Perry of the Carpe Diem blog pointed us to this cool video this morning.

Ben Schmidt of the Sapping Attention blog created a video of shipping routes from 1750-1850 using detailed digitized data.

You may have to use your imagination a little to think about what it must’ve been like to engage in transatlantic trade in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Here’s the video:

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