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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 413,000 items in 2014), atlases and selected cartographic literature.
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, Georg Fruhstorfer, Helmut Silchmüller and Tino Walz.
Organisation, Contact Persons
Head of Division: Dr. Cornelia Jahn
Deputy Heads of Division: Alisa Fowler (Maps), Angelika Betz (Images)
Contact Persons
Map Collection:
Alisa Fowler
Margit Heumüller
Phone: +49 89 28638-2346
Fax: +49 89 28638-2925
Image Archive:
Angelika Betz
Phone: +49 89 28638-2292
Fax: +49 89 28638-2925