Illustrations
map 1 European Atlantic coastline and main
communication links, circa late 1850s 18
map 2 North American Atlantic coastline and main
communication routes, circa late 1850s 23
map 3 Proposed Indo-European communication routes,
circa late 1850s 27
map 4 Eastern Telegraph map of Indo-European Telegraph
System, circa 1870s 38
map 5 Southeast Asia and China, circa 1865–70 41
map 6 Caribbean showing operations of telegraph companies 64
map 7 South American cables system, circa 1875
(planned and actual) 68
map 8 Imperial carve-up of Africa, cable routes, and
main companies, circa 1900 109
map 9 Coastal cables and telegraphs from Hong Kong to
Tianjin, circa 1874 118
map 10 The Asian cable cartel—network routes, circa 1906 171
figure 1 Cyrus Field and other American Atlantic cable
backers, 1854 21
figure 2 Glass Elliot’s Telegraph Cable Works, 1857 22
figure 3 Caricature of Sir John Pender, 1815–96 24
figure 4 Caricature of Nasir al-Din, the Shah of Persia 33
figure 5 Louis Renault, 1843–1918 47
figure 6 Tobias Asser, 1838–1913 47
figure 7 New York telegraph o≈ces 56
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