Old World Map of Coffee Production and Consumption, 1907: Global Trade Routes, Historical Annotations.
Old World Map of Coffee Production and Consumption, 1907: Global Trade Routes, Historical Annotations.
Old World Map of Coffee Production and Consumption, 1907: Global Trade Routes, Historical Annotations.
Old World Map of Coffee Production and Consumption, 1907: Global Trade Routes, Historical Annotations.

Old World Map of Coffee Production and Consumption, 1907: Global Trade Routes, Historical Annotations.

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Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of the global coffee trade with the "Coffee - Production & Consumption" map, a thematic exploration meticulously crafted by the esteemed Scottish cartographer, J.G. Bartholomew, in 1907. This map is not merely a representation of land and sea; it is a vibrant narrative of coffee's journey across continents, from the lush plantations to the bustling cafes of the world. J.G. Bartholomew, a luminary in the realm of cartography and geography, was part of a lineage that founded the Bartholomew mapmaking dynasty in 1826. His contributions have significantly shaped the way we visualize our world, with his maps serving as pivotal resources for the British government, the Royal Geographical Society, and the National Geographic Society.

At the heart of this map lies a compelling depiction of the dichotomy between coffee production and consumption, illustrated through a captivating palette of reds, oranges, blues, and greens. This color scheme not only delineates the major coffee-producing regions and the voracious consumers but also invites viewers to delve deeper into the socio-economic threads that connect disparate regions through the commerce of coffee. The map's detailed insets of Central America, Brazil, Colombia, South India and Ceylon, Java, Haiti, and a focused view of Honduras and Guatemala, offer a closer examination of the intricate web of coffee production.

Bartholomew's choice of the Mercator projection for this map is both traditional and functional, providing a broad, albeit Eurocentric, view of the world that was prevalent in the cartographic practices of the time. This projection allows for an expansive view of the coffee trade routes that crisscross the globe, highlighting the interconnectedness of continents and oceans in the distribution of this cherished commodity. The map's design is a testament to the era's cartographic excellence, blending aesthetic appeal with informative precision.

Beyond its immediate visual allure, the "Coffee - Production & Consumption" map serves as a historical document of unparalleled value. It captures a moment in time when coffee was solidifying its role as a global powerhouse in the agricultural sector. The map's annotations and historical notes provide context and depth, offering insights into the early 20th-century coffee trade and its impact on global economies and cultures. It is a snapshot of an era when the world was becoming increasingly interconnected through the veins of trade and commerce.

In essence, this map is a treasure trove for historians, geographers, coffee enthusiasts, and connoisseurs of fine cartography. It transcends its physical form to become a portal to the past, inviting us to explore the historical significance and cultural impact of coffee on the world stage. The "Coffee - Production & Consumption" map by J.G. Bartholomew is not just a piece of history; it is a narrative woven into the fabric of the global coffee culture, a narrative that continues to evolve to this day.

Countries and regions on this map

  • North America
  • Canada
  • United States
  • Mexico
  • Central America
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Costa Rica
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • South America
  • Colombia
  • Venezuela
  • Ecuador
  • Peru
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Paraguay
  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • Europe
  • Great Britain
  • France
  • Germany
  • Austria-Hungary
  • Russia
  • Sweden
  • Norway
  • Denmark
  • Belgium
  • Netherlands
  • Switzerland
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • Greece
  • Turkey
  • Africa
  • Egypt
  • Sudan
  • Abyssinia
  • Congo
  • Angola
  • Mozambique
  • Madagascar
  • Asia
  • India
  • Ceylon
  • Burma
  • Siam
  • French Indo-China
  • China
  • Japan
  • Philippines
  • Dutch East Indies
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Hawaii

Notable Features & Landmarks

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  • Bodies of water:
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Indian Ocean
  • Arctic Ocean
  • North Sea
  • Baltic Sea
  • Mediterranean Sea
  • Caribbean Sea
  • Gulf of Mexico
  • Hudson Bay
  • Great Lakes
  • Lake Victoria
  • Lake Tanganyika
  • Lake Nyasa
  • Mountain ranges:
  • Andes
  • Rocky Mountains
  • Himalayas
  • Alps
  • Urals
  • Great Dividing Range
  • Sea, road and rail routes:
  • Major sea routes
  • Major rail routes
  • Other interesting features:
  • Coffee-producing countries
  • Coffee-consuming countries
  • Lines of equal coffee consumption
  • Historical notes and annotations

Historical and design context

  • Thematic world map of coffee production and consumption.
  • Made in 1907 by J.G. Bartholomew, a renowned Scottish cartographer and geographer.
  • The map is a colorful and detailed map, drawn in a Mercator projection.
  • Provides a snapshot of the global coffee trade in the early 20th century.
  • The map is a valuable historical document, offering insights into coffee production and consumption during its time.

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