Author(s): Simon Adams
These exciting, illustrated atlases present a dramatic insight into what the world was like during key historical periods. Packed with information about civilizations, empires, religions, kingdoms and famous figures, these books are the perfect pictorial guides to the past. "The Kingfisher Atlas of Exploration and Empires" recreates the world between 1450 and 1800, examining the themes of exploration, trade, conquest and intellectual discovery. Each map in the book focuses on a major empire, region, civilization, religious or social movement. The subjects are arranged chronologically, and all major regions of the globe are covered.