You can find on this page the old map of Brazil to print and to download in PDF. The ancient Brazil map presents the past and evolutions of the country Brazil in Americas.

Ancient Brazil map

Historical map of Brazil

The ancient map of Brazil shows evolutions of Brazil. This historical map of Brazil will allow you to travel in the past and in the history of Brazil in Americas. The Brazil ancient map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

Until the arrival of the Europeans, ancient Brazil was settled by stone-age tribes. Then the Portuguese arrived in 1500 and Pedro Alvares Cabral claimed Brazil as a colony of Portugal as its shown in Ancient Brazil map. The first settlement was founded in 1532 and Portugal began to take more of the land. The primary export was sugar. Slaves were imported from Africa to work the fields. Brazil continued to expand through wars and battles. The Portuguese defeated the French to take Rio de Janeiro and also took over several Dutch and British outposts. Soon Brazil was one of the largest territories in the world. Today it is the 5th largest country in the world.

In 1807, the Portuguese royal family escaped from Napoleon and fled to the ancient Brazil. Although the king, Dom Joao VI, returned to Portugal in 1821, his son remained in Brazil and became emperor of the country. He declared Brazil independence in 1822 as you can see in Ancient Brazil map. In 1889, Deodoro Da Fonseca led a coup to take over the government from the emperor. He changed the government to a republic ruled by a constitution.

Already in 1891, from the unfoldings of the encilhamento bubble and of the 1st naval revolt, Brazil entered in a prolonged cycle of financial, social and political instability (see Ancient Brazil map), that would extend until the 1920s keeping the ancient country plagued by several rebellions, both civilian as military, which little by little undermined the regime in a such extent, that by 1930 it was possible for the defeated presidential candidate Getúlio Vargas, supported by the majority of military, to lead a coup d'état and assume the presidency.