Euratlas – Nüssli is a Swiss business specialist in historical digital cartography. The Website contains a number of free available maps of Europe from 4th century BC to the present. A useful place that can be used to exemplify the ‘artificial’ spatial construct of nations and the ever changing borderlines of states through time.



Europe is presented as a cultural area delimited north by the polar circle, but limited here to degree 60, east by the Ural – Caspian – Zagros line, south by the Sahara and west by the Atlantic Ocean. Thus, on the Euratlas website you will find:

  • A physical atlas of Europe which makes it possible to easily locate the geographical position of the main mountains, rivers, cities and borders. These online maps are interactive finders: you simply need to click a name and its location will appear on the general map.
  • A historical atlas of Europe: history of the European area in 21 maps. These maps are designed as a tool of reference and offer a general historical vision of the last two millennia in Europe, North Africa and Near East.
  • An online collection of antique maps of the 18th and 19th centuries, selected for the practical information provided like place names, roads, etc.
  • The Photos section offers more than 1000 pictures of European and Mediterranean towns, landmarks and landscapes. These images are freely distributable provided that the euratlas logo remains in place.
  • A clickable world atlas allowing the display of the 194 independent countries in the world with their main characteristics: long and short name in English and local language, area, population, capital etc. A separate page shows the special status territories, like Gaza, Transnistria, Karabagh, Puntland etc.