Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

Kartensammlung der Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek



Martin Scheuplein, Dipl. Geogr.

phone: (0345) 55 22 176
fax: ((0345) 55 27 140

August-Bebel-Str. 13/50
06108 Halle (Saale)

postal address:
Universitäts-und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt – Kartensammlung
06098 Halle (Saale)

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map collection

The map collection manages the extensive inventory of maps and atlases of the University and State Library of Saxony-Anhalt.

The holdings include:

  • more than 110.000 map sheets, including approx. 17.500 historical maps published before 1850
  • 850 world, national and thematic atlases
  • 250 historical wall maps for educational purposes
  • about 2.000 volumes of cartographic literature

In accordance with the ULB's remit, maps of Central Germany in general and Saxony-Anhalt in particular are collected as comprehensively as possible. Another focus is a collection of topographic maps of the German Empire and all European countries. The historical inventory of old maps contains a large number of prints by important cartographers from the 16th to 18th centuries, including maps by Nicolas Sanson, Joannes Jansonius or Petrus Schenk and from the publishers Seutter and Homannsche Erben with a regional focus on Saxony and Thuringia.