Historical Maps

We have one of the world’s largest map treasures and we are more than happy to share it with you. In our digital archives there are more than one million historical maps, and they reach as far back in time as 1628.

The map treasure is free

The maps cover large parts of Sweden and are in many cases so well-made and richly decorated that it is tempting to call them pure artworks. Unsurprisingly, they are often given away as gifts.

It is free to view the maps and we promise that you will find something of interest when you view them. If you want, you can also save them to your computer in various formats or print them.

More information about the e-service

Which dossiers and maps do we show?

In the service we only show material up until 1928 from Lantmäteriet’s archive. The restriction of material is based on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which does not allow handling/registration of information which can directly or indirectly be connected to a physical person still alive. If you want access to modern cadastral dossiers, you are welcome to contact the customer center.

In the Swedish National Mapping Authority’s archive, you can view general maps which stretch until the 1970s. Lantmäteriet has chosen to withdraw copyright claims for the maps that are available in the Swedish National Mapping Authority’s archive.

Decorative maps

Do you want to find those maps that are very decorative or maybe you are searching for map monsters? Check out the decorative maps and get inspiration about what you can find in the digital archives.

Contact Historical maps

In Historical Maps you perform searches on your own. The Land Survey does not have any administrators who works with performing searches.

Search tips, instructional videos and frequently asked questions and answers.

When you lack information

Sometimes you may need more information to progress in your search. An example of more information is an extended extract from the property register of a property. Then you can contact us via historiska-kartor@lm.se.

Contents of this page may be automatically translated, we take no responsibility for the accuracy of the translation. Feel free to contact our customer support centre if you have any questions.

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