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I work on a project of topography of medieval Europe + N.Africa + the Near East
http://www.rome.webz.cz/index.htm

at the moment I have done some parts of Europe, but it all needs further work, if anyone has any interesting maps that could help me, it would be nice if you would send them to me.

I plan this map to be a ultimate source for the developers of medieval strategy games based on conquering territorries like Paradox games and Knights of Honor

right now I am collecting maps to make the map with all the regions throughout middle ages (generaly 800-1492) and when this will be finnished, I will make 3 - 5 maps corresponding the major eras of midle ages

Here is range of the map as I plan it now:


and the current stage of the map
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I'm collecting maps to create one big map of historical territories of Europe and the Mediterranean through middle ages, so if I find some more not so well known and not linked often, I will post them here.

I believe my map when finnished could serve as source for medieval strategy games like Crusader kings or Knights of Honor.

Right now I have almost finnished Western (France, Spain, Low Lands) and Central Europe (HRE, Bohemia, Poland, Italy) and am working on Middle east (actually finnished: Byzantine emp, Armenia)
 

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What about Eastern Europe? And what's the period?
I'll look for all the digital maps (scanned or not) I have and know and will post them here - for you (if they might help in some way) and for everybody. It would be interesting to have a thread filled with historical maps...
 

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Here is another one

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I have just finished 2 maps of historical regions in France and HRE

France is made on a base of map of 12th century, HRE on a basis of map of 1378...
France

regions:
Bretagne
1 - Léon
2 - Cornouaille
3 - Penthievre
4 - Rohan
5 - Vannes
6 - Rais
7 - Nantes
8 - Rennes
Anjou
1 - Anjou
2 - Tourainne
3 - Vendome
4 - Maine
Normandie
sub-regions: Normandy, Perche

1 - Perche
2 - Alencon
3 - Mortain
4 - Avranches
5 - Coutances
6 - Bayeux
7 - Lisieux
8 - Evreux
9 - Rouen
10 - Caux
11 - Eu
Artois et Picardie
sub-refions: Artois, Picardy

1 - Ponthieu (belongs to Picardy, not Artois)
2 - Boulogne
3 - Guines
4 - Saint Pol
5 - Arras
6 - Amiens
7 - Beauvais
8 - Valois
9 - Soissons
10 - Vermandois
Champagne
1 - Laon
2 - Roucy
3 - Porcien
4 - Rethel
5 - Reims
6 - Chalons
7 - Langres
8 - Champagne
Ille-de-France
sub-regions: Ille de France, Gatinais

1 - Sens
2 - Courtennay
3 - Gatinais
4 - Beauce=Orleanois
5 - Paris
Blois et Berry
sub-regions: Blois, Berry

1 - Vexin
2 - Dreux
3 - Chartres
4 - Blois
5 - Chateauroux
Berry (forgot borderline between Chateauroux and Berry...)
6 - Bourbon
7 - Bourges
8 - Sancerre
Bourgogne
1 - Auxerre
2 - Nivernais
3 - Bourgogne
4 - Beaujeu
5 - Chalon
France-Comté/county of Burgundy
1 - Franche-Comté
Savoie
1 - Savoie
2 - Geneve
Dauphiné (or Lower Burgundy)
sub-regions: Dauphiny, Lyonais

1 - Lyonnais
2 - Forez
3 - Albon
4 - Viviers
5 - Valence
6 - Orange
7 - Vennaisin
8 - Forcalouier
9 - Dauphiné
Provence
1 - Nice
2 - Provence
Languedoc
sub-regions: Languedoc, Tolouse

1 - Nimes
2 - Uzés
3 - Melgueil
4 - Narbonne
5 - Beziers
6 - Rouergue
7 - Albigeois
8 - Carcassonne
9 - Foix
10 - Tolouse
11 - Quercy
Auvergne
1 - Gevaudan
2 - Velay
3 - Auvergne
Aquitaine
sub-regions: Poitou, Guyenne, Gascony

1 - Montaigu
2 - Thouars
3 - Poitou
4 - Lusignan
5 - La Marche
6 - Limousin
7 - Périgord
8 - Angouleme
9 - Aunis
10 - Saintonge
11 - Bordeaux
12 - Buch
13 - Bazardais
14 - Agenais
15 - Auch
16 - Cominges
17 - Couserans
18 - Bigorre
19 - Armagnac
20 - Tursan
21 - Bayonne
22 - Béarn

total of 15 regions
23 sub-regions
110 counties


Holy Roman Empire (territories norh of Alps)


Friesland
sub-regions: Holland, Friesland
1 - Holland
2 - Utrecht
3 - West Friesland
4 - Deventer
5 - East Friesland
Saxony
sub-regions: Lower Saxony, Westphalia,, Ostphalia, Braunschweig, Upper Saxony
1 - Oldenburg
2 - Lower Saxony
3 - Bremen
4 - Hoya
5 - Minden
6 - Osnabrück
7 - Tecklenburg
8 - Münster
9 - Mark
10 - Westphalia
11 - Paderborn
12 - Lippe
13 - Hildesheim
14 - Götingen
15 - Heiligenstadt
16 - Anhalt
17 - Upper Saxony
18 - Magdeburg
19 - Halberstadt
20 - Wolfenbüttel
21 - Lüneburg
22 - Verden
Schleswig and Holstein
sub-regions: Schleswig, Holstein
1 - Hamburg
2 - Holstein
3 - Schleswig
4 - Lübeck
Mecklenburg
1 - Schwerin
2 - Güstrow
Pomerania
1 - Stralsund
2 - Rügen
3 - Stettin
4 - Kolberg
Brandenburg
1 - Neumark
2 - Mittelmark
3 - Altmark
Lusatia
1 - Lower Lusatia
2 - Upper Lusatia
Meissen
1 - Dohna
2 - Meissen
3 - Pliessnerland
4 - Vogtland
(5 - Merdeburg in the right upper corner of Meissen, I forgot to draw the line...)
Thuringia
1 - Thuringia
2 - Schwarzburg
Franconia
sub-regions: East Franconia, West Franconia, Hesse
1 -
2 - Bamberg
Coburg (upper half of 2 - Bamberg)
3 - Würzburg
4 - Hohenlohe
5 - Heilbronn
6 - Pfalz/Palatinate
7 - Speyer
8 - Sponheim
9 - Mainz/Mayence
10 - Frankfurt
11 - Fulda
12 - Hessen
13 - Marburg
14 - Nassau
Lower Lotharingia
sub-regions: Rheinland, Gelderland, Lower Lotharingia, Luxemburg
1 - Berg
2 - Köln/Cologne
3 - Jülich
4 - Limburg
5 - Geldern
6 - Cleve
7 - Zupthen
8 - Zeeland
9 - Brabant
10 - Hennegau/Hainaut
11 - Namur
12 - Luttych/Liege
13 - Luxemburg
14 - Trier
Lorraine
1 - Verdun
2 - Metz
3 - Toul
4 - Lorraine
County of Burgundy
1 - County of Burgundy/Franche-Comté
Upper/Little Burgundy
1 - Vaud
2 - Chablais
3 - Valais
4 - Fribourg
5 - Basel
6 - Bern
7 - Aargau
Swabia
sub-regions: Alsace, Swabia, Schwytz
1 - Sundgau
2 - Colmar
3 - Nordgau
4 - Hagenau
5 - Baden
6 - Breisgau
7 - Würtemberg
8 - Burgau
9 - Swabia
Hohenberg (between Breigsau, Baden and Würtemberg)
10 - Thürgau
11 - Zürich
12 - Waldstäte
13 - Grisons/Chur
Tyrolia
1 - Trent
2 - Tyrolia
Carinthia
sub-regions: Carinthia, Carnolia, Styria
1 - Carinthia
2 - Carnolia
3 - Styria
Austria
1 - Austria
2 - Schaumberg
Bavaria
sub-regions: Salzburg, Bavaria, Upper Palatinate
1 - Salzburg
2 - Bavaria-München
3 - Augsburg
4 - Bavaria-Landshut
5 - Passau
6 - Bavaria Straubing
7 - Upper Palatinate
8 - Nürnberg
9 - Nordgau
10 - Egerland
Bohemia
sub-regions: Bohemia, Kladsko
1 - Bohemia
2 - Kladsko/Glatz
Moravia
1 - Moravia
2 - Opava
Silesia
sub-regions: Upper Silesia Lower Silesia
1 - Těšín/Czieszyn
2 - Zator
3 - Bytom
4 - Ratibor
5 - Nysa
6 - Opole/Oppeln
7 - Brieg/Brzeg
8 - Münsterberg
9 - Schweidnitz/Svídnice
10 - Breslau/Wroclav/Vratislav
11 - Öls
12 - Wolow
13 - Liegnitz
14 - Jawor
15 - Zagan
16 - Glogau


total of 22 regions, 41 sub-regions, 141 "counties"
 
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:cool: Very, very nice elvain. And very, very useful. Nice color-coding. :)
 

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I think the area around the Netherlands could use some adjustments.

1.I would rename "West-Friesland" into just "Friesland". West-Friesland is what is on your map the north-eastern part of "Holland", it doesn't need a seperate county though.
2.Zeeland needs to be inbetween Flanders and Holland, adjoining the coast.
3.I would possibly rename "Deventer" into "Overijssel"

I'll look for a map of medieval Netherlands. :)

Map-1477_Low_Countries.png


6 = Zeeland
12 = Friesland

Taken from this page.
 
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pcasey said:
Bah, he should be able to do them with only four colors :).
:rofl: hehe

but it would have no sense then.. except proving it is possible (what certainly is)
Alfihar said:
I think the area around the Netherlands could use some adjustments.

1.I would rename "West-Friesland" into just "Friesland". West-Friesland is what is on your map the north-eastern part of "Holland", it doesn't need a seperate county though.
2.Zeeland needs to be inbetween Flanders and Holland, adjoining the coast.
3.I would possibly rename "Deventer" into "Overijssel"

I'll look for a map of medieval Netherlands. :)

Map-1477_Low_Countries.png


6 = Zeeland
12 = Friesland

Taken from this page.
thanks, it helps ;)
 

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thanks, MRAKoris ;)

there are some really nice maps
 

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elvain said:
Holy Roman Empire (territories norh of Alps)


Friesland
sub-regions: Holland, Friesland
1 - Holland
2 - Utrecht
3 - West Friesland
4 - Deventer
5 - East Friesland
Lower Lotharingia
sub-regions: Rheinland, Gelderland, Lower Lotharingia, Luxemburg
1 - Berg
2 - Köln/Cologne
3 - Jülich
4 - Limburg
5 - Geldern
6 - Cleve
7 - Zupthen
8 - Zeeland
9 - Brabant
10 - Hennegau/Hainaut
11 - Namur
12 - Luttych/Liege
13 - Luxemburg
14 - Trier
Together with what Alfihar already said about the low countries, some minor comments:
-Utrecht you may want to call "Sticht", which is the name of the region/county, Utrecht is the name of the bishopric which ruled it.
-Deventer I would call Oversticht. Deventer is just the main city during the Hanze days, while the area itself was semi-ruled (officially he was the lord, but due to the area in between his influence was very limited at times) by the bishop of Utrecht.
-Geldern and Zutphen (blue 5 and 7) dont sound right to me. 7 is definately Geldern, 5 looks like Limburg (both were counties)