Outline of search possibilities - Holdings of the map department
  • Items published after 1940: StaBiKat
  • Items published before 1940: combined search in the conventional catalogues of the map department and StaBiKat
Search possibilities (in detail)

Post-1940 maps

  • Cartographic materials published after 1940: in StaBiKat 
  • Official topographic map series: also in the Topo-List, listing by region/country (a map series is a set of many map sheets which are detailed and cover a whole territory) 

Pre-1940 maps and topographic views (=old maps)

  • 60 % of the holdings: Microfiche catalogue of old holdings
  • 40% in StaBiKat
  • German territories after 1850 almost completely in StaBiKat
  • 100% of post-1850 maps (ca. 127,000 entries): Old maps database (IKAR)
  • Views (mainly published before 1940): Microfiche catalogue of the old holdings
  • Berlin views: Special database under development

Publications on cartography (incl. gazetteers and touristic guides)

  • Almost completely on StaBiKat
  • Partly searchable on Sachliche Suche 1501-1955
  • Recent literature published after ca. 1989 (also articles) in the Bibliographia Cartographica  
  • Subject heading catalogue of cartographic literature (also for articles)
  • Geographic and cartographic holdings of the Gesellschaft für Erdkunde: catalogues in book form and card catalogues
Regional Search
  • Regional subject headings after ca. 1995: StaBiKat
  • Territorial subject headings after ca. 1940: Topo-List
  • Regional subject headings until ca. 1995: Regional catalogue (also for parts of the old holdings)
  • Regional classification for the post-1940 holdings at Unter den Linden: Neuer Systematischer Katalog (New Systematic Catalogue)
  • Regional classification until 1940: Microfiche catalogue of the old holdings
  • Regional subject headings until 1850: Old maps database (IKAR)
Thematic search
  • Highly detailed thematic search regarding various publications (books, articles, etc.) of all times: two subject heading catalogues with a systematic index
  • Thematic subject headings after 1995: StaBiKat 
  • City maps after 1940: card catalogue
  • Touristic guides: card catalogue
  • Cartographers until ca. 2000: Biographical catalogue
  • Thematic classification until 1940: Microfiche catalogue of the old holdings
  • Thematic subject headings until 1850: Old maps database (IKAR)