The digital collection Early Cartographic Material is intended to showcase the extensive materials housed in the CRAI Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
The collection contains a diverse selection of pieces, from the major early atlases (Mercator, Blaeu, Ortelius, etc.) to individual maps, sea charts and celestial charts, and other geographical works, all printed in Europe between the sixteenth and early 19th centuries.
Some one hundred items will eventually be displayed. Individual pieces will be added to the collection as they are digitized.
The collection will be organized in alphabetical order. Each image will be accompanied by a general description of the map or atlas in question, containing the following searchable fields: author, title, other authors, place of printing, name of printer and date.
A range of other fields will also be provided, together with a permanent link to the corresponding file in the UB catalogue.
Location of the original collection
University of Barcelona
CRAI Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 585
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 7.30pm
Tel.: +34 934 035 313