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Maps and Atlases

Plan of Bern from the Schauenburg collection of the Library Am Guisanplatz, 1798.
Plan of Bern from the Schauenburg collection of the Library Am Guisanplatz, 1798.

No historical research without maps! Military history in particular is illustrated by historical maps. Operational history without maps is hardly conceivable.

The BiG possesses special maps relating to many topics in military history. In the Alexandria catalogue you will find war maps, operation and tactical maps.

Especially worth mentioning are the extensive collections relating to the Franco-Prussian War, the First World War and the Second World War. The Library has facsimilies of the Schauenburg collection. The originals are in the possession of the confederation and are kept in the national archive in Bern.

Unfortunately the historical maps have not been digitised yet , however they have been catalogued and can be found in the Alexandria catalogue.


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