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We have an extensive collection of maps and atlases. Many Danish maps have been digitised but large parts of the collection have not. Here you can get help finding exactly what you are searching for.

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Search maps in the digital collections

Many of the collection’s old maps have been digitised and can be viewed online. This includes, among others, most Danish maps from before 1900. The digital maps can be viewed in digital collections, but can also be viewed on this page. Most of the digital maps can be viewed and downloaded directly from digital collections, but some maps can be used in the reading rooms of the Royal Danish Library only.

Search maps and atlases in the physical collections

Materials in the map collection consist of maps, nautical charts, atlases, globes etc. All materials can be searched by using the search box.

If you would like to search for maps or other cartographical material, do the following:

  1. Go to search, or use the search field on top of the page.
  2. Search e.g. the name of a city or country in the free text search field.
  3. Choose ”map” in limit search and types of material.

Could not find what you were looking for?

If the requested map cannot be found, the map may be part of a large collection of map series or part of a special collection. The Royal Danish Library’s collection of map series is generally not available in digitised form. Danish map series, like topographical charts, have been digitized by the Agency for Data Supply and Efficiency and can be found on their website.

Topographical charts (map series)

  1. Go to search, or use the search field on top of the page.
  2. Search for the name of the map series, scale and area (e.g. Denmark 1:25 000).
  3. Choose ”map” in limit search.
  4. Click the key map and choose your desired area, note the name or ID of the maps and order via Ask the Library for review in the Research reading room.

If you are still not getting any search results

Write to Ask the library and hear about the possibilities of reviewing the collection in the Research reading room.