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.
THE FREE VINTAGE MAPS OF EUROPE
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
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.
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.
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.
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.