Jerry Brotton is Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary University of London and a leading expert in the history of cartography. He presented the BBC4 series Maps: Power, Plunder and Possession in 2010, and is the author of numerous critically acclaimed books, including Global Interests: Renaissance Art between East and West (Reaktion, 2000), co-written with Lisa Jardine, and the bestselling and prize-winning A History of the World in Twelve Maps (2012).
`A beautifully illustrated account of the status, construction and purposes of maps in the Early Modern world.' - History Today; `Jerry Brotton's elegant Trading Territories shows how historically maps were about facilitating trade and celebrating (and exerting) influence.' - The Independent