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Martin Toste
Central Geographical Library, map collection

Tel.: +49 341 600 55-125
Fax: +49 341 600 55-198


Map collection

The IfL houses an extensive map collection of about 60,000 individual sheets. These include topographic and thematic maps worldwide. Ordering and indexing is done continuously. The historical map collection has already been completely digitised, georeferenced and catalogued (see more). The historical maps of the IfL are also available on Wikimedia Commons.As far as these are free of rights, we present all digitised maps in full screen.

Other map collections


By clicking on the name, the corresponding hit list is displayed in the library's electronic catalogue. Depending on the number of hits, the loading process may take a few seconds. The list is continuously updated.