You can find on this page the old map of Spain to print and to download in PDF. The ancient Spain map presents the past and evolutions of the country Spain in Europe.
The ancient map of Spain shows evolutions of Spain. This historical map of Spain will allow you to travel in the past and in the history of Spain in Europe. The Spain ancient map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
During the Second Punic War, an expanding Roman Empire captured Carthaginian trading colonies along the Mediterranean coast from roughly 210 BC to 205 BC as its mentioned in the ancient Spain map. It took the Romans nearly two centuries to complete the conquest of the ancient Spain (Iberian peninsula), though they had control of much of it for over six centuries. Roman rule was bound together by law, language, and the Roman road.
In the 8th century, nearly all of the ancient Iberian Peninsula was conquered (711–718) by largely Moorish Muslim armies from North Africa. These conquests were part of the expansion of the Umayyad Islamic Empire. Only a small area in the mountainous north-west of the peninsula managed to resist the initial invasion as you can see in the ancient Spain map. The Reconquista ("Reconquest") was the centuries-long period of expansion of Iberia Christian kingdoms. The Reconquista is viewed as beginning with the Battle of Covadonga in 722, and was concurrent with the period of Muslim rule on the Iberian peninsula.
The breakup of Al-Andalus into the competing taifa kingdoms helped the long embattled Iberian Christian kingdoms gain the initiative. The capture of the strategically central city of Toledo in 1085 marked a significant shift in the balance of power in favour of the Christian kingdoms. In the 13th and 14th centuries, the Marinids Muslim sect based in North Africa invaded and established some enclaves on the southern coast but failed in their attempt to re-establish Muslim rule in ancient Iberia and were soon driven out as its shown in the ancient Spain map.