Historical Maps

Historical Maps


Discover or rediscover great historical events through cartographic animations. Each animation is accompanied by a short bibliography which will allow you to deepen your knowledge on the subjects.

On June 7, 1494, the Catholic Monarchs and John II of Portugal signed the Treaty of Tordesillas on the demarcation of their colonial empires by an imaginary line crossing the Atlantic west of the Cape Verde Islands. The other European maritime powers are denied all rights to these new lands. François Ier will ask to see “the clause of Adam's will which excludes him from this sharing”. The Amerindian, African and Asian populations are not consulted on this division of the world.


The Treaty of Tordesillas (1494)


On June 7, 1494, the Catholic Monarchs and John II of Portugal signed the Treaty of Tordesillas on the demarcation of their colonial empires by an imaginary line crossing the Atlantic west of the Cape Verde Islands. The Amerindian, African and Asian populations are not consulted on this division of the world.


The Treaty of Tordesillas (1494)

England and Scotland have only been united for 300 years. Before 1707, the year of the act of union between the Kingdoms of Scotland and England, Scotland was an independent and sovereign state. To understand the origins and birth of this state, we must go back to the Roman period.


History of Scotland in the Middle Ages

Between 1935 and 1939, Hitler engaged in a policy of violation of the Treaty of Versailles. His will to achieve a "greater Germany" materializes with the annexation of Austria and the dismemberment of Czechoslovakia.


Nazi Germany and the march towards war (1935-1939)

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