Discover the world in maps
World—vegetation and ocean currents, 1920.
With around two million cartographic items, our map collection is the largest in Scotland and one of the largest in the world. Our holdings cover all parts of the globe, and range from early atlases and manuscript maps to current digital mapping.
The National Library of Scotland map collection includes:
- Over 1.5 million sheet maps
- 15,000 atlases
- 100,000 maps on microfilm
- Growing volumes of digital mapping
- Gazetteers, cartographic reference books and periodicals
- Map ephemera.
We have digitised selected items from the collection. On our maps website you can view over 150,000 high resolution maps of Scotland and the world.