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Holdings of the Map Collection of the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe

Description

The map collection of the Herder Institute encompasses around 46,000 maps of East Central Europe spanning from the 16th century until the present day. The focus of the collection is the 19th and 20th centuries and the regions that today make up Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and the Kaliningrad Region. The collection also contains materials related to the Institute’s own map production since the 1950s, as well as around 9,000 aerial photographs dating from the years 1942–1945. The maps contain information on a large and diverse range of topics: topography, settlements and infrastructure (railways, road networks), landscape and environment, human population, religions, languages, and much more. Users can search the collection according to geography or theme and scans can also be purchased.

Content Material/Research

Materials

ca 9,300 Aerial photographs
Several thousand City maps
Several hundred Digital maps
ca 1,000 Early maps
Several hundred Hand-drawn maps
ca 46,000 Maps
Several hundred Master copies
ca 50 Printing plates
ca 250 Wall maps

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Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe – Institute of the Leibniz Association
ISIL: DE-2718

Gisonenweg 5-7
35037 Marburg
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Map Collection
ISIL: DE-2541

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Indexing

Referenced/represented regions

AustriaBaltic SeaBelarusBohemiaBulgariaCurlandCzech RepublicCzechoslovakiaEarthEast PrussiaEstoniaEuropeGermanyHungaryLatviaLithuaniaLivoniaLusatiaMoraviaPolandProvince Pommerania (Prussia)PrussiaRomaniaRussiaSerbiaSilesiaSlovakiaUkraineWest PrussiaYugoslavia...

Topics

BoundariesCity developmentDemographyEarly modern ageEconomyGeographyGeologyHistoryHistory of cartographyHistory, ModernLocal geographyReligionSettlement developmentThematic cartographyTopographyTrafficUrban geography...

Classification

Regions / Regionalization / RegionalismSpatial history, geography...

Languages

BelarusianCzechDanishDutchEnglishEstonianFinnishFrenchGermanHebrewItalianLatinLatvianLithuanianPolishRussianSlovakSwedishUkrainian...

History/Provenance

Creation/Production

Time Event: 16th century until today

Aggregation/Collecting

Time Event: 1950 until today
Place/Area: Marburg
Creator of the collection: Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe - Scientific collections, Map collection +

Context Material

Projekte

Digitalising Historical Aerial Photographs. The challenges of a source between photography and cartography   Website

Historical-Topographical Atlas of Silesian Towns   Website

Record Information

ID: DE-2718/HI000006
Record Type: Group/Holding
List title: Holdings of the Map Collection
Title: Holdings of the Map Collection of the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe
Short Title: Holdings of the Map Collection
Repository Name: Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe, Map collection [ISIL: DE-2541]  +
Source/Rights: Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe – Institute of the Leibniz Association [ISIL: DE-2718]  +
Image: ENXXX Map Collection, Rights of use: Herder Institute, Marburg
Author: Friede, Marc
Reviser/Editor: Bracht, Johannes
Export date: 2019-03-05