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Map Collection and Image Archive
The Map Collection and Image Archive preserves the comprehensive collection of maps and atlases as well as the image archive of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek.
The continuously supplemented Collection of Maps comprises printed maps (single-sheet maps and cartographic works consisting of several sheets) from the year of publication 1500 up to today (approximately 390,000 items in 2008), atlases and selected cartographic literature (approximately 12,500 in 2008).
In addition to a collection of portraits and topographical views (in a multitude of different techniques) the holdings of the Image Archive comprise parts of the photographic archives of Heinrich Hoffmann, Felicitas Timpe, Bernhard Johannes and Georg Fruhstorfer.