Department of Maps, Prints and Photographs



The Department of Maps, Prints and Photographs was established in 1902.
This enabled the library to gather all materials such as maps, globes, prints, drawings and other illustrations acquired since its foundation in 1653 in one place.
Today the department has approximately 16 million items, mostly photographs,  but also 275.000 maps, 7.500 atlasses and 32 globes.
The department collects Danish as well as foreign materials, but primarily Danish maps, atlasses and globes.

Online databases and registers

Digital facsimile: Frederik den Femtes Atlas

Digital facsimile: The Copperplates from Resens Atlas Danicus

Exhibition: Denmark on the world map

Exhibition: Industrialism in Denmark from 1870-1940