northerndelight asked:

May I ask why you have a map of 'Preussen' on your tumblr? Just out of personal interest.


no “serious” reason i suppose. i’m just a bit of a Germanophile / European history geek and this map (though it is from 1905) helps me picture the constitute provincial and cultural groups that comprised Prussia, the major force behind German Unification.

maybe one day i’ll start working on being able to identify and cogently understand the myriad of tiny states and kingdoms that comprised the rest of the German Confederation… then again, maybe not.

anywho, the full sized map can be found here… sorry if i’m nerdy but i find it a rather beautiful map!