This probably results from some sort of internal breakdown in Germany, maybe as the result of an even worse version of the Thirty Years War? At any rate, the Rhinebund is pretty solidly Protestant, as is Brandenburg and most of the small independent western German states, while the reconstituted HRE is basically a Catholic Habsburg empire. You can see on the map they may have helped the Pope 'absorb' Naples at some point...
And this one is so purty as to make me all misty-eyed.
Beautiful Naples owned by the evil Papacy, what a terrible thought!
I LOVE the style of this map. It's just perfect. Second, maybe third best AH map I've seen.
Authentic is definitely the word, yes.
Thanks guys. I wasn't entirely happy with it, but after two weeks of work, enough was enough.
Absolutely gorgeous. Very authentic looking.
Lovely map! I especially like the barely visible internal borders, and the placement of labels (always a problem for me - my maps are cluttered with text).
Additional note: Actually the original point of departure here is probably Brandenburg's non-union with ducal Prussia.