Discover our sea charts and help us to map our digitized collection in Google Maps. Participate in our crowdsourcingproject ‘Maps in the crowd’.
World maps from the Special Collections of Leiden University Libraries are brought together in the Old University Library (Oude UB): geographical views on the globe, from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century.
Karin Scheper, conservation specialist at Leiden University Libraries, sought solutions for the wide range of conservation problems of Oriental manuscripts she encountered in the collections of the University Library. She wrote her dissertation on Islamic bookbinding techniques.