The introductions of the country, dependency and region entries are in the native languages and in English. The other introductions are in English.
Early modern age
Atlas of the early modern age
The Atlas of the early modern age has to be filled with maps. More information: Update the atlas.
Map of the Spanish Empire
Historical map of Russia, 1682-1762.
British colonies in North America 1763-76
North America 1797
Cenral Europe after the Peace of Basel and of Campo Formio 1797
Map of the First French Empire and satellite states, with w:1811 borders.
Map of Europe in 1811 (French Empire)
Map of force movements and major engagements during the Waterloo Campaign, June 15-18, 1815.
Notes and references
The WIKIMEDIA COMMONS Atlas of the World is an organized and commented collection of geographical, political and historical maps available at Wikimedia Commons. The main page is therefore the portal to maps and cartography on Wikimedia. That page contains links to entries by country, continent and by topic as well as general notes and references.
Every entry has an introduction section in English. If other languages are native and/or official in an entity, introductions in other languages are added in separate sections. The text of the introduction(s) is based on the content of the Wikipedia encyclopedia. For sources of the introduction see therefore the Wikipedia entries linked to. The same goes for the texts in the history sections.
Historical maps are included in the continent, country and dependency entries.
The status of various entities is disputed. See the content for the entities concerned.
The maps of former countries that are more or less continued by a present-day country or had a territory included in only one or two countries are included in the atlas of the present-day country. For example the Ottoman Empire can be found in the Atlas of Turkey.