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Connecting Estonia and Lower Saxony – A virtual journey through historical maps On the occasion of the “Deutscher Frühling Estland 2020”, the three regional libraries of Lower Saxony – Landesbibliothek Oldenburg (LBO), Herzog August Bibliothek (HAB) und Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Bibliothek – Niedersächsische Landesbibliothek (GWLB) – have curated this virtual exhibition while the Head Office …

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Seit 2019 erschließen, english

In 2019, the three regional libraries of Lower Saxony started to catalogue and digitize their maps in a joint project – supported by the state’s Ministry of Science and Culture – which is the first component of the distributed digital regional library initiative.

Die Ausstellung zeigt Kartenblätter, english

The exhibition shows maps from the collections of the Herzog August Bibliothek, the Regional Library of Oldenburg and the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Bibliothek – Niedersächsische Landesbibliothek. For centuries, these libraries have collected maps of the Baltic and of northern Europe. The maps and atlases originate from princely collections, from military contexts and from private academic …

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Karte der Stadt Tallinn, english

Tallin is the starting point of three routes. Until 1918, the Estonian capital was officially called Reval, and this name appears frequently on old maps. In 1997, Tallinn’s old town was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as an “extraordinarily complete and well-preserved example of a European trading city of the Middle Ages”.

Station 12, description

Amsterdam cartographer and publisher Nicolaes Visscher (1618-1679) produced considerable numbers of maps and atlases. His map of the Holy Roman Empire provides a highly accurate representation of the coastline from the Netherlands to Prussia. The map’s colouration illustrates Germany’s division into several so-called Imperial Circles. The western part of modern Lower Saxony belonged to the …

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