The East India Company trade, c. 1800

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Simeon Netchev
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published on 27 September 2022

A map illustrating the markets and goods traded by the East India Company (EIC) with East and Southeast Asia and India around 1800. Incorporated on December 31, 1600, by Queen Elizabeth I's Royal Charter, it was given an initial 15-year monopoly on English trade from the Cape of Good Hope eastward to the Straits of Magellan. By 1620 the Company had twelve trade outposts (factories) and by 1700, was making close to thirty annual sailings to the Far East, had its shipbuilding yard, a fleet of 10,000 tons, more than 2,500 seamen, and, by 1803, a private military force of 260,000 men and was responsible for almost half of all of Britain's trade.

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Simeon Netchev
Simeon is a freelance visual designer with a deep interest in the human side of history. He believes that every image should be an interaction, a commentary, and a narrative, and every map should lead on an exciting journey of exploration and discovery.

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Netchev, S. (2022, September 27). The East India Company trade, c. 1800. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/16446/the-east-india-company-trade-c-1800/

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Netchev, Simeon. "The East India Company trade, c. 1800." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 27, 2022. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/16446/the-east-india-company-trade-c-1800/.

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Netchev, Simeon. "The East India Company trade, c. 1800." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 27 Sep 2022. Web. 30 Nov 2022.

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