Digital historical maps

Manuscript maps of the ZB Zürich

Manuscript maps are hand drawn or painted maps. Unlike most printed maps, manuscript maps are therefore unique. The unique collection of about 1000 manuscript maps oft the ZB Zürich can be viewed online in the form of a virtual map library.

Ryhiner collection

The Ryhiner map collection is one of the most valuable and significant in the world. It consists of some 16,000 maps, plans and views from the 16th to the early 19th century, covering the cosmos and entire globe. Together with the 20,000 manuscript maps of the State Archive, Bern has a worldwide geographical memory.

Ryhiner collection (maps Switzerland)

Ryhiner collection (maps: Worldwide)