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Parent collection
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Collection description and availability
Collection description

The National Collection's Map Collection includes maps, series of maps and atlases from the late-1500s to today. The collection contains approximately 90,000 separate map sheets. The earliest map sheets in the collection include general maps printed abroad showing Finland as well as maps of Finland from the 1600s.

Maps have been received as legal deposit copies since the early-1800s. Almost all maps published domestically in the 1900s have been obtained for the collection. In recent years, the Map Collection has been supplemented with donations and acquisitions.

Catalogue information
  • The collection has been described in the reference database
  • The collection has been only partially catalogued
Maps and atlases in the National Collection from 1967 on are catalogued in the National Library Search. Map materials older than this have also been catalogued but when ordering them index maps and card index (-1973) of the National Collection.
Collection materials in format
  • Analogue
  • Digitised
  • On microfilm
Material type
  • Maps