Maps of the world with a difference

From The Atlas of the Real World, out on October 6th. Brought to you by the people that developed Worldmapper giving world history the likes of which you have never seen before.

The ones below the history of wealth starting from 1 AD, displaying the data graphically with the size of territories of (modern) states to scale relative to each other in terms of wealth. It makes the relative changes stand out over the course of time.

Wealth Year 1


Wealth Year 1500


Wealth Year 1900


Wealth Year 1960


Wealth Year 1990


Wealth Year 2015


More on what the maps above represent can be found here.


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