Old World Countries in 1494 Map Quiz

Can you name the 121 countries of the Old World in the year 1494, the beginning of the Age of Discovery?
The concept of nation state did not exist in 1494, there is a level of subjectivity!
Grey space is either uninhabited or inhabited by tribal peoples.
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Last updated: February 16, 2021
First submittedApril 22, 2019
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Sultanate
Adal
Algiers
Arakan
Bengal
Deccan
Delhi
Gujarat
Kashmir
Khandesh
Malacca
Maldives
Malwa
Mamluk Sultinate
Morocco
Oman
Sindh
Sulu
 
Kingdom
Ahom
Alodia
Ava
Ayutthaya
Bhutan
Bosnia
Cambodia
Champa
Connaught
England
Fez
France
Gondwana
Hafsid
Kingdom
Hungary
Imereti
Joseon
Kaffa
Kalmar Union
Kamata
Kongo
Kotoko
Kotte
Lan Xang
Lanna
Mandara
Manipur
Mantua
Mong Mao
Mrauk U
Munster
Mutapa
Naples
Navarre
Nepal
Netherlands
Orissa
Pegu
Poland
Portugal
Rajputna
Ryukyu
Scotland
Sicily
Spain
Tibet
Yemen
Principality
Andorra
Moldavia
Ryazan
Wallachia
 
Other States
Aq Qoyunlu
Bearn
Cutch
Funj
Haasa
Hausa
Montferrat
Papal States
Saluzzo
Santa Fiora
Swahili
Teutonic Order
Ulster
 
Duchy
Austria
Ferrara
Lithuania
Modena
Muscovy
Savoy
Benin
Bornu
Brunei
Dai Viet
Ethiopia
Holy Roman Empire
Empire
Japan
Jolof
Majapahit
Mali
Ming Empire
Northern Yuan
Ottoman Empire
Oyo
Songhai
Timurid Empire
Vijayanagara
 
Republic
Cospia
Florence
Genoa
Lucca
Milan
Pskov
Ragusa
San Marino
Siena
Venice
 
Khanate
Crimea
Golden Horde
Kazakh Khanate
Kazan
Mughalistan
Qasim
Sibir
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Level 45
Aug 19, 2019
This is awesome!
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Level 66
Oct 3, 2019
:)
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Level 46
Dec 8, 2019
Sultinate?
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Level 60
Apr 29, 2020
This is really really tough! Great quiz! Nomination comming your way!
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Level 66
Apr 29, 2020
Cheers! Glad you enjoyed. And it is certainly very challenging. The world map doesn't take a very recognisable form until the mid 1800's.
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Level 40
May 5, 2020
portugal never changes
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Level 66
May 5, 2020
One of the oldest borders in the world if I'm not mistaken
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Level 45
May 15, 2020
finally i can use my knowledge of eu 4 :D
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Level 50
Jun 18, 2020
why does Kongo need a K?
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Level 50
Jul 7, 2020
Nominated and 5 stars!
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Level 66
Jul 7, 2020
Thank you :D
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Level 50
Sep 7, 2020
Moscow for Muscovy?
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Level 66
Sep 7, 2020
Okay, will work now.
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Level 50
Sep 14, 2020
How do you make maps like this? I have all but given up on this kind of thing!
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Level 66
Sep 14, 2020

This one in particular was pretty hard to make, I essentially had to find a reference for each individual country at that time period, and then add it to the grey map of the world (which I created using Jetpunk's standard map of the world).

However, most maps are quite simple to make. The primary ways are via downloading existing SVG maps/existing featured Jetpunk maps, tracing PNG images in Inkscape and/or drawing based on reference from another map. I have gained loads of experience from hours of just messing around in Inkscape really. Some larger projects tend to take a while, it's not often I'd make a map of this sort. Feel free to ask me anything about map-making, though. I'm by no means a tech-wizard but I don't mind trying to help at all!

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Level 50
Sep 17, 2020
Lanka and Sri Lanka for Kotte?
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Level 50
Oct 8, 2020
Great Horde for Golden Horde?
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Level 66
Oct 8, 2020
That will work now. Considering it's Turkic name translates to "great state" I think it's fair.
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Level 68
Jan 1, 2021
There is 1 person who is the reason i know majapahit
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Level 40
Mar 1, 2021
weird strange water bugs
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Level 67
Jan 16, 2021
Must have taken forever to make that svg dogh.
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Level 66
Jan 16, 2021
Yes, most countries required seperate research. This was probably the hardest quiz for me to make.
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Level 48
Feb 16, 2021
Love it! Nominated. Connacht as a type-in for Connaught (which is the English version I think?)
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Level 66
Feb 16, 2021
Connaught is a former English-spelling, but I've now updated the type-ins to allow Connaght. Thanks for playing, glad you enjoyed the quiz :)
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Level 54
Mar 17, 2021
Great quiz but I entered Timurid and somehow diddnt get the answer.
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Level 66
Mar 17, 2021
Thank you! If you spell it the same way you did in the comments, then it will be accepted.
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Level 57
Mar 26, 2021
Amazing quiz, but please accept "Golden Horde" for Kazakh Khanate?
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Level 66
Mar 26, 2021
Thank you! I already do have the Golden Horde, which is seperate on the map.