Russian items are dated from 18th cent. to the present,
foreign items – from 16th cent. onwards.
202 350 cartographic printed publications and more than 5 thousand electronic copies (for 01.01.2022).
The National Library's collection of printed maps and atlases is the second largest in the country, comprising more than 200,000 items printed in Russia and abroad. It has no equal in Russia either in chronological coverage or in range of publications. The collection also include reproductions of manuscript materials, globes, electronic cartographic publications.
Description of the Collection
Maps Room (1-3, Ostrovsky Square)
The department's holdings are fully represented in the electronic catalogue. The catalogue consists of the following parts:
The Prints Department's publications are held at the NLR shelfmarks beginning with 'К' ('K'). For instance, К 4-Ввол 6 / 451
Maps and Plans of Saint Petersburg
Maps of the Leningrad Region
Other holdings containing publications of the same type:
Manuscript maps and atlases are housed in the Manuscripts Department, early printed atlases (published before 1500) are part of the Rare Books Collection.