Amazing map, eh?
Amazing map, eh?
The Republic of Novogorod sounds awesome :-)
Looks like the early 15th century, since they show Constantinople as still Christian. The problem is how much things changed over the course of the 15th century, especially in Western Europe. This is the century that saw England's dominion over French soil ended as the Hundred Years' War wound down; this is when the Reconquista was finished and Spain reached something like its modern boundaries; this was when Lithuania finally began to be Christianized (prelude to its great empire joining together with Poland's in the following century); this was the century when the Azores and the Madeiras were discovered by the Portuguese and added to their dominion. If they'd picked just one year and set their boundaries on that, it would've been even better.
Le temps perdu?
Flanders independent, soon we will return to our former state
Did anyone notice? the Holy Roman Empire is written " the Empire". I am wondering where this map is from...!
I like maps. Visualization and all that.
15th century Europe
A wonderful thing about historical geography is that it reminds me of our smallness in the grand scheme of things: over eons of human history, humankind's political borders have changed like the weather, but the shape of the land itself hasn't changed that much.
Maps tell so much more than many would ever realize. Those squiggles of ink on a page tell of battles and shifting trends and power struggles. When you study history, be sure to learn the geography accompanying it.
A map of Europe in the 15th century. It's interesting to see how some parts are so similar to current Europe while others have changed quite a lot.