maps and plans

Maps and Plans

The collection

The Royal Library’s collection of maps and plans consists of:

  • more than 100,000 maps and plans on loose leaves, usually on large paper formats
  • approx. 600 atlases
  • around thirty globes
  • a substantial collection of books and journals on cartography

Many of the hand-drawn, engraved and printed maps dating from before 1800 belong to the collection of valuable objects.