More Gorgeous Free Vintage Maps of Europe

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A couple of weeks ago I published a variety of gorgeous free printable old maps of Europe from my collection. These were all of Northern European Countries. This time I’ve uploaded even more beautiful free vintage maps of Europe but this time the focus is on Central and Southern Countries.

All of these free vintage maps of Europe are over a hundred years old. Unlike with Northern Europe, there has been a lot of change in the geographical borders of these European countries.

The biggest change has to be with the break up of the Soviet Union. The dissolution of the Soviet Union into 11 different Countries occurred at the end of 1991.

Therefore, any maps of Europe pre-1991 show the USSR and not all the new Baltic states and other former Soviet Republics. However, Russia is still the largest country in the world.

More Gorgeous Free Vintage Maps of Europe – Central and Southern

The PDF downloaded maps will be of a higher resolution then the images below.

To download the maps just click on the highlighted map title link and a PDF of the map will automatically download to your device.

FREE vintage maps of Europe pin

THE FREE VINTAGE MAPS OF EUROPE

1. Vintage Map of Central & Mediterranean Europe – Bartholemew’s Citizens Atlas of The World 1898

This vintage map of Europe gives a fantastic overview of the region and really shows how the borders have changed over the last century.

The Austrian Hungarian empire is huge, there is no Yugoslavia nevermind the Czech Republic or Bratislava. Poland is part of the Russian Empire.

There are also detailed close-ups of the Mediterranean Country of Malta and the British Colony of Gibraltar. This map would look fantastic on the wall, it’s just so interesting to look out to see how Europe has changed so much over the last 100 years

Vintage map of Central Europe & The Mediterranean

2. Vintage Map of Italy – German Atlas

Vintage Map of Italy (German Atlas)

3. Russia In Europe

I don’t know what Atlas that this vintage map of Russia was from originally as it was a loose one in my collection. I do, however, believe it is well over 100 years old.

Vintage map of Russia in Europe


5. Vintage Map of Italy – Bartholemew’s Citizens Atlas of The World 1892

Vintage Map of Italy Citizen Atlas

6. Vintage Map of Spain & Portugal – Bartholemew’s Citizens Atlas of The World 1898

Vintage Spain and Portugal Citizen Atlas

7. Vintage Map of Switzerland – Gerorge Philip and Son

This map is again in German. It looks like something from a vintage geography textbook. I’m not sure what the scales and colours represent but I just love the colourfulness of this map.

8. Map of Poland

Vintage map of Poland

9. Vintage Map of Austrian Empire

Vintage Map of Austrian Empire - George Philip and Son s

If you want large scale maps then simply email the PDF to your local printers and they should be able to print you off a high-resolution print ready for framing.

Check out all my other free maps to download. If you are looking for other continental maps check out these wonderful old maps of Africa or these wonderful free old maps of Asia.

Pillarboxblue has some fantastic DIY and craft map ideas I recommend you check them out. If you are going to decoupage with them then I recommend using a laser jet printer.

10 thoughts on “More Gorgeous Free Vintage Maps of Europe

  1. Thank you for your maps.
    Found the Austrian Empire map very helpful as it explains to my family as to how we were governed and by whom over the centuries.

  2. Hi Claire,

    I’m producing some candle labels for a customer, and she wants an old vintage map as the background. Is it ok to use image 1 for this please? I wasn’t sure if they were copyright, or if you needed a mention if they were to be used?

    Many thanks,

    Victoria

    1. Hi Victoria. These images are in the public domain and copyright free so it is OK for you to use them.

  3. Thank you for sharing your collection of vintage maps. I found your site by chance and I love this kind of of stuff.

    I am trying to give you some explanation to the colorful map # 8 shown here on this site:

    This map shows how the german people have votet für their parliament (the “Reichtstag”) in the years 1898 – 1903. The colors responsed to the different political parties, for example the dark blue-green belongs to the conservative partie, red to the social-democratic partie. The colored spots are the voting districts and the color belongs to the partie which has the majority in it.

    I hope this will help and you understand my bad English. If you have questions about other German maps in your collection, I’ll be happy to help.

    Greetings from Germany

    Andrea

    1. Thank you, that’s really interesting. I find old maps like this fascinating especially as I understand thus one a bit more now.

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