The aptly named Histomap by John Sparks, viewable here, encapsulates four millennia of history. In addition to capturing humankind as a species and as different races, it represents flora and fauna. Sparks has the map’s contrails inflate and deflate, according to his view of their dominance or decline. The chart’s sideline shows the geology of various eras. This masterpiece cost but a dollar in 1942.
The second timeline is by Emma Willard, a prolific American writer and women’s rights activist. Her timeline focuses entirely on human history, with a detailed focus on the western world. Without a doubt, this chart was a teaching tool, along with Willard’s book, Universal History in Perspective.
The map displayed here from Quin’s atlas reveals a view of the world from the time of division of the Moghul Empire to the discovery of America. Brighter colors show Western Europe in the center of the map. Africa is shown for the first time (in this atlas) as is the East Coast of North America from Newfoundland all the way down to the northern edge of South America.