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The Ancient Silk Road

An Illustrated Map Featuring the ancient network of routes between China and Europe

Jonathan Tucker, Antonia Tozer

Sheet map, folded

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Made famous in the West by the Venetian adventurer Marco Polo, the ancient Silk Road spanned one-quarter of the circumference of the Earth. The network developed over many centuries, and as trading patterns shifted, cities rose and fell in importance. In its heyday it stretched from Luoyang and Xi'an in China, through Central Asia to Istanbul and Rome. For this 2nd Edition, a number of important trade routes dating to more recent centuries are shown, with four detailed maps of the Silk Road’s arteries supplemented by 33 colour photographs and historical notes on key places and notable people.

Odyssey Books & Maps, 9789622178205, 2pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2011

About the Author

Jonathan Tucker and Antonia Tozer are partners in both business and marriage. Jonathan Tucker was educated at the University of Wales and at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. Jonathan lived in Asia for eleven years and has devoted a large part of the past seven years to exploring the ancient trade routes between China and Europe, travelling the entire length of the Silk Road with the exception of Iraq. They both share a passion for the culture and history of Asia.