The Treasury

A richly illustrated manuscript from the 9th century, 16th-century drawings of the human body showing every muscle and tendon and a 17th-century sea chart containing a detailed depiction of the coastline of the Baltic Sea area. Each of these unique and special objects deserves a place in the Treasury of Special Collections. The collection is divided into three categories: manuscripts, early printed works, and maps and atlases. From each category five masterpieces have been selected.

Besides these items, five other collections must have their place in the Treasury: collections of travel accounts, diaries, letters, maps and more. Together they form a unique collection. Please have a detailed look at the twenty masterpieces and enjoy reading the background stories.

The twenty treasures from Special Collections