The Telegraph has just published a fascinating map, showing how long it took to get from London to anywhere else in the world in 1914.
Created by John George Bartholomew, a British royal cartographer who worked for King George V… the colorful grid is sectioned by isochrones – lines that connect all the points on the map that are accessible within the same amount of time from London.
Today it takes 23 hours.
Marian L. Tupy is a senior policy analyst at the Cato Institute and editor of HumanProgress.org.
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