Chart of the World on Mercator's Projection - Published 1905

Submarine cables have played an important part in the development of world-wide communications since the 1850's. National Geographic first charted these cables in 1896. In comparison to that earlier map, this map, published in February 1905 reveals the explosion of communications infrastructure worldwide at the beginning of the last century.

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About the dated map chart of the world

Submarine cables have played an important part in the development of world-wide communications since the 1850's. National Geographic first charted these cables in 1896. In comparison to that earlier map, this map, published in February 1905 reveals the explosion of communications infrastructure worldwide at the beginning of the last century.

How submarine communications cable work?

A submarine communications cable is a cable laid on the sea bed between land-based stations to carry telecommunication signals across stretches of ocean and sea. The first submarine communications cables laid beginning in the 1850s carried telegraphy traffic, establishing the first instant telecommunications links between continents, such as the first transatlantic telegraph cable which became operational on 16 August 1858. Subsequent generations of cables carried telephone traffic, then data communications traffic. Modern cables use optical fiber technology to carry digital data, which includes telephone, Internet and private data traffic.

Mercator Projection used for the map

The Mercator projection is a cylindrical map projection that the standard map projection for nautical navigation because of its ability to represent lines of constant course, known as rhumb lines or loxodromes, as straight segments that conserve the angles with the meridians.

Publisher: National Geographic

National Geographic is a global brand and a world leader in geography, cartography and exploration. Founded as an independent division of the National Geographic Society, the maps division is responsible for creating the best cartographic products including page maps, travel maps, wall maps, atlases, topographic maps, mapping software, Trails Illustrated hiking maps, and globes.

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SKU ngmaps-POD19050200-1
POD Size 46.75 x 28 in
Publisher Name National Geographic
Publication Date 1905
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