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Map Description
Historical Map of Europe about 1560.

Illustrating

Possessions of the House of Hapsburg:
- Spanish line
- Austrian line
- European empire of Charles V about 1526

Possessions of the
House of Bourbon:
- Hereditary lands of Henry of Bourbon-Navarre (later Henry IV)
- Lands of Charles of Bourbon-Montpensier (the Constable)

The underlining of Melz, Tout and Verdun indicates that, while these cities legally formed
part of the Empire after 1552, they were actually held by France.

Montferrat belonged to Mantua, and the papal territory of Ferrara to Modena.

Sites of important events are indicated by a gigantic dot.

Route of the
Armada 1588

Battle
Castle
Monastery


Credits
University of Texas at Austin. Historical Atlas by William Shepherd (1911).


Related Links
About Elizabeth I     About Philip II


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Map of Europe: Reformation to 1560    

Map of the Religious Situation in Europe about 1560     Map of the Religious Situation in Central Europe about 1560

Map of Commerce of Christendom in the 16th Century     Map of the Spanish Monarchy under Philip II    

Map of Europe 1580     Wytfliet's Map of the World 1598     Map of Western Europe in the Time of Elizabeth



Map of Europe about 1560