Euratlas Historical Political Boundaries of Europe
The Euratlas Historical Vector Data describe the political situation in Europe at the turn of each century A.D. The map covers Europe from 15 degrees west to 50 degrees east, 20 degrees north to 60 degrees north.
Each archive provides all shapefiles associated with the listed century. The shapefiles vary by century, but all contain shapefiles cover the following:
Political (each in both Latin-1 and UTF-8 formats)
-- autonomous peoples
-- second level administrative regions
-- sovereign states
-- sovereign dependent states
-- uncertain borders as a complement to sovereign state borders; these are unnamed polygons
-- major rivers
-- minor rivers
Later years also contain first level administrative regions and supranational entities (each in both Latin-1 and UTF-8 formats).
Please note: As of October 25, 2013, Duke University distributes data that has been correctly projected. These layers use the World Mercator projection (meters).