You can find on this page the old map of Portugal to print and to download in PDF. The ancient Portugal map presents the past and evolutions of the country Portugal in Europe.
The ancient map of Portugal shows evolutions of Portugal. This historical map of Portugal will allow you to travel in the past and in the history of Portugal in Europe. The Portugal ancient map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
The land within the borders of the current Portuguese Republic has been continuously settled since prehistoric times as its mentioned in the ancient Portugal map: occupied by Celts like the Gallaeci and the Lusitanians, integrated into the ancient Roman Republic and later settled by Germanic peoples such as the Suebi, Swabians, Vandals and the Visigoths.
In the 8th century most of the ancient Iberian Peninsula was conquered by Moorish invaders professing Islam, which were later expelled by the Knights Templar under the Order of Christ (see the ancient Portugal map). During the Christian Reconquista, Portugal established itself as an independent kingdom from León in 1139, claiming to be the oldest European nation state.
In the 15th and 16th centuries, as the result of pioneering the Age of Discovery, ancient Portugal expanded western influence and established a global empire that included possessions in Africa, Asia, Oceania, and South America, becoming the world major economic, political and military global power as you can see in the ancient Portugal map. The Portuguese Empire was the first global empire in history, and also the longest lived of the European colonial empires, spanning almost 600 years, from the capture of Ceuta in 1415, to the handover of Macau to China in 1999.