Historic borders, Mapping the boundaries of history

Historical country borders through time

Screenshot from the Historic Borders site

While geographic boundaries can often seem like a semi-static thing, they’ve changed a lot when you look at them on the scale of centuries. Point in History, by Hans Hack, presents a map of what boundaries used to be. Click anywhere to see the history.

The map is based on the historical basemaps project, which you can access here.

Source: Mapping the boundaries of history | FlowingData

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