Distribution of the map holdings as of 10 May 2007 (Dr. Markus Heinz, map department) o o o Old maps published until 1939 shelved entirely in ‘Haus Unter den Linden’ Modern maps published after 1939 shelved in both locations, mainly ‘Haus Potsdamer Straße’ Cartographic literature distributed over both locations according to their date of publication (before / after 1939) Detailed overview of the distribution: Unter den Linden Potsdamer Straße Changes during the last years ca. 400,000 sheets approximately 100% collections merged in UdL collections merged in UdL ca. 50 series ca. 150,000 sheets ca. 60 approximately 0 sheets 15 Berlin related facsimiles in the reading room ca. 50 series ca. 500,000 sheets ca. 150 Views from all times (volumes and single sheets) Literature on maps and cartography ca. 150,000 sheets ca. 10,000 volumes approximately 0 sheets ca. 10,000 volumes Gazetteers from all times 40% 60% General works on geography, country description and astronomy are distributed according to their date of publication before / after ca. 1800 Tourist guides from all times ca. 45,000 volumes (Ges. f. Erdkunde) ca. 500 volumes ca. 5,000 volumes ca. 3,500 volumes collections merged in UdL sorted according to the date of publication (1939/1940) sorted according to the date of publication (1939/1940) Sorted according to the date of publication (before / after 1800) (low priority) No changes Maps: Maps and atlases, produced before 1939 Facsimiles of maps and atlases, produced before 1939 Map series produced before and after 1939/40 Maps and atlases produced after 1940 Globes from all times no changes no changes no changes Other item types: There are certain shelfmarks which indicate the location of the items: 1) All materials whose shelfmark has a capital letter between ‚Kart.’ and the number can be found at the location Unter den Linden. e.g.: 2° Kart. A 234 8° Kart. U 234 Kart. N 760 2) All materials whose shelfmark contains the element ‚Kart. BA’, can be found at the location Haus Unter den Linden. e.g.: 2° Kart. BA 110 Kart. BA 700 3) Items from the Preußische Staatsbibliothek with the special location ‘map department’ (until 1945; shelfmarks with two letters) can be found at the location Unter den Linden. e. g.: Kart LS HM Pr 9455 4) All materials whose shelfmarks contain the element ‘PGLA’ have remained at the location Haus Potsdamer Straße. 5) In all other cases the shelfmark does not indicate the location. The date of publication is relevant. In most but not yet all cases the library’s catalogues indicate the location. Therefore it is recommended to contact the information desk in the map reading room, Potsdamer Straße: (266-435512). This is especially important for all map series which started sometime between 1870 and 1939! 6) The location information in the Database of old maps (IKAR-Datenbank) has not yet been updated. However, nearly all holdings of the SBB listed in this special database can be found at the location Haus Unter den Linden.
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