Krigsarkivets Historical Maps of Sweden

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Map from Krigsarkivets, topigrafiska kartor collection. Boda Säteri in Eggeby parish 1693


Another source for historical maps is through the Krigsarkiv (Archive for the Department of War) collections, which can also be found through Riksarkivets homepage at www.riksarkivet.se. After you click on “Krigsarkivet”, look for the link Krigsarkivets kartor och ritningar.

Krigsarkivet was established in 1805. It has records from the 1500's and forward. The archive also has about 35,000 maps from the 1600's to the early 1800's. Many of the maps are associated to Swedish military history, but many are general reference maps. These maps are from all over Sweden and the world.

They also have drawings of soldiers and sailors in uniform. Krigsarkivet is in the process of scanning maps and putting them up on their website. Many of the maps are only available as Översiktbild which is a smaller image file seen online. Others are listed as Detaljbild that was scanned as a bigger file, and can be downloaded as a PDF for free.

Links

Krigsarkivets kartor och ritningar

References

Ångström, Karl-Ingvar and Johansson, Björn, Kart-forskning Sverige Släktforskarförbunds Handböcker 3, Svärd & Söner, Falköping, 2011