Danish and Foreign Digital Maps and Atlases

This e-collection contains digitised Danish maps, street maps, prospects etc., grouped around the following subjects:

Maps of Denmark .All maps of Denmark until 1900. The oldest map is from 1570. A total of about 700.
Danish regional maps. All regional maps until 1900. The oldest map is from 1565. A total of about 1100.
Copenhagen. All maps of Copenhagen (topographical, thematic etc.) until 1900. The oldest map is from 1588. A total of about 1200.
Greenland. All maps of Greenland until 1900. The oldest map is from 1590. A total of about 300.
Maps in atlases. Maps of mainly Danish localities in atlases. The oldest map is from 1532. A total of about 350.
Oversize maps. All maps in oversize (larger than 100 x 100) from all over the world. The oldest map is from 1624. A total of about 100.

Apart from these, the collection contains digitisations of outstanding works such as Frederik V’s Atlas (3,535 numbered plates from the 1700s with prospects from countries and towns in and outside Denmark) and Atlas Danicus 1677by Resen (a digitally reconstructed copy of the copper plates in the work with 109 prospects and maps from Denmark).

Furthermore you can see: Maps showing Copenhagen 1886-88 by V.F.A. Berggreen. A total of about 114; Maps and atlases of World War I (1914-1920), seen from the Danish point of view. A total of about 180; And Maps and atlases hand drawn by Johannes Mejer showing large parts of the world. A total of about 419

Alltogether the e-collection consists of about 8,000 works. If you search in REX or bibliotek.dk for a publication, and it has been digitised, you will automatically be guided to the online edition.

Digitisations take place on the basis of The Royal Library’s physical maps and atlas collection, which is the National Map Collection. It contains about 280,000 maps and atlases.

The collection is a sub-base in the National Library’s catalogue, REX