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J. Lelewel atlas collection

Vilnius University Library holds the professor Joachim Lelewel’s (1786–1861) private library. His cartographic collection and documentary heritage are one of the most significant historical collections at Vilnius University Library. Joachim Lelewel was a historian working in many areas (historical geography, cartography, numismatics, genealogy, heraldry and others), bibliographer, researcher of the book and a passionate bibliophile. Due to the worldwide fame he acquired, researchers from various countries express their interest in Lelewel’s contribution to the development of historical geography, numismatics, history of the book and other sciences. The Joachim Lelewel Collection contains some real masterpieces, such as 13 atlases by Claudius Ptolemy published in 1513–1698, 15 atlases by Gerardus Mercator, and 6 editions of Jodocus Hondius’ atlas and others. The collection has some unique pieces of cartography – the selection of 110 maps from the 16th century made by Giacomo Gastaldi and other Italian cartographers; Willem Blaeu’s famous fourthly-four volume set of atlases. Manuscript maps by Joachim Lelewel are especially valuable, particularly these from the Middle Ages. Joachim Lelewel’s personal collection of atlases is as valuable as the eminent cartography collection of Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld (1832–1901), which is now held at Helsinki University Library. The lives and research activities of these two scholars bear some striking resemblance and their scholarly heritage collections of the international level they both bequeathed to their homelands. Joachim Lelewel’s private cartography collection, now held in the library, containing old atlases and historical maps, is a valuable historical and cultural heritage collection for Lithuania and Europe, which is being researched by scholars of different areas interested in cartography. Provenances of the Atlas Collection show that it is not only the richest collection in Lithuania, but also the most interesting one in Eastern Europe.

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  • Title
    ATLAS der ALTEN WELT
    Creator
    Vieth, Gerhard Ulrich Anton
    Shelfmark
    M 102
    Date
    1806
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  • Title
    LA GERMANIE INFERIEVRE de PETRUS KEERIUS
    La Germanie Inférieure de Petrus Keerius, c´est à dire Nouvelles et exactes cartes géographiques des XVII provinces dicelle
    Nouvelles et exactes Cartes Geographiques des XVII Provinces Dicelle
    La Germanie Inférieure
    Creator
    Keere (Kaerius), Pieter van den (Petrus)
    Shelfmark
    M 1032
    Date
    1622
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  • Title
    NOUVEL ATLAS DE LA JEUNESSE
    L´Europe
    La Suède, Le Danemarck et La Norwège
    La Russie d´Europe
    Creator
    Hérisson, Eustache
    Shelfmark
    M 104
    Date
    1820
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  • Title
    THE ROYAL UNIVERSAL ATLAS, OF THE PRINCIPAL EMPIRES, KINGDOMS, AND STATES, IN THE KNOWN WORLD
    Creator
    Kirkwood, James
    Shelfmark
    M 107
    Date
    1808
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  • Title
    ATLAS ÉLÉMENTAIRE, OU NOUVELLE MÉTHODE D´ENSEIGNEMENT
    Shelfmark
    M 108
    Date
    1810
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  • Title
    ATLAS ÉLÉMENTAIRE
    La Pologne avec ses démembremens
    Creator
    Delamarche, Charles-François
    Shelfmark
    M 110
    Date
    1816
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  • Title
    [Atlas élémentaire]
    Russie d´Europe
    Creator
    Delamarche, Charles-François
    Shelfmark
    M 111
    Date
    1818
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  • Title
    PETIT ATLAS DE TOUTES LES PARTIES DU MONDE
    Précis élémentaire de géographie moderne des cinq parties du monde, et de notions sur la sphère
    Russie, partie septentrionale
    Suède, Danemark et Norwège
    Allemagne
    Creator
    Tardieu-Denesle (Tardieu de Nesle), Madame de
    Shelfmark
    M 113
    Date
    1823
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  • Title
    ATLAS POUR SERVIR A L´HISTOIRE ANCIENNE, ROMAINE ET DU BAS-EMPIRE DES OEUVRES De M. le Comte de Ségur
    Creator
    Tardieu, Pierre Antoine François
    Shelfmark
    M 115
    Date
    1827
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  • Title
    POWSZECHNY DORĘCZNY ATLAS NAYNOWSZEY JEOGRAFII
    Powszechny doręczny atlas najnowszej geografii
    Mappa Europy
    Królestwo Pruskie
    Mappa Szwecyi i Norwegii
    Mappa Królestwa Polskiego
    Mappa Rossyi eurpeiskiey
    Creator
    Dal Trozzo, Antonio
    Shelfmark
    M 116
    Date
    1829
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  • Title
    NEUER ALLGEMEINER HAND- UND SCHUL-ATLAS
    Charte von Europe
    Strom und Gebirgs System von Europa
    Karte der Preussischen Monarchie
    Das Russische Reich in Europa
    Shelfmark
    M 118
    Date
    apie 1830
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  • Title
    [Atlas]
    Creator
    Vandermaelen, Philippe Marie Guillaume
    Shelfmark
    M 121
    Date
    po 1830
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  • Title
    [Atlas]
    Creator
    Vandermaelen, Philippe Marie Guillaume
    Shelfmark
    M 122
    Date
    po 1830
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  • Title
    PETIT ATLAS NATIONAL DES DÉPARTEMENS DE LA FRANCE ET DE SES COLONIES
    Petit atlas national des 36 départements de la France et de ses colonies
    Creator
    Monin, Charles V.
    Shelfmark
    M 123
    Date
    1833
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  • Title
    ATLAS UNIVERSEL de GÉOGRAPHIE ANCIENNE et MODERNE
    Atlas universel des cinq parties du monde
    Creator
    Monin, Charles V.
    Shelfmark
    M 124
    Date
    1836
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  • Title
    PETIT ATLAS de la Belgique
    Creator
    Monin, Charles V.
    Shelfmark
    M 125
    Date
    1836
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  • Title
    PETIT ATLAS CLASSIQUE
    Creator
    Monin, Charles V.
    Shelfmark
    M 126
    Date
    apie 1840
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  • Title
    ATLAS UNIVERSEL DE GÉOGRAPHIE ANCIENNE ET MODERNE
    Europe
    Europe Centrale ou Allemagne
    Prusse et Confédération Germanique
    Suède ou Norvège
    Russie d´Europe
    Europe au 8-e siècles
    Europe après l´invasion des barbares vi-e siècle
    Europe en 814
    Empire d´Occident et d´Orient
    Europe en 1789
    Creator
    Vuillemin, Alexandre
    Shelfmark
    M 130
    Date
    1841
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  • Title
    SCHUL-ATLAS ÜBER THEILE DER ERDE NACH DEM NEUESTEN ZUSTANDE UND ÜBER DAS WELTGEBÄUDE
    Europa
    Schweden, Norwegen und Dänemark
    Preussen, Polen, Galizien, Ungarn, Siebenbürgen
    Europaeisches Russland mit Kasan, Astrachan und Georgien
    Creator
    Stieler, Adolf
    Shelfmark
    M 132
    Date
    1842
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  • Title
    SCHUL-ATLAS
    Europa
    Schweden und Norwegen. Dänemark. Island und Pär Öer
    Europäisches Russland
    Preussen, Polen, Galizien, Ungarn, Siebenbürgen
    Creator
    Lehnhardt, Joseph
    Shelfmark
    M 134
    Date
    1846
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  • Title
    ATLAS GÉNÉRAL DE GÉOGRAPHIE
    Creator
    Tarlier, Jules
    Shelfmark
    M 137
    Date
    1854
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  • Title
    Karte von DEUTSCHLAND in XVI. Blatt
    Creator
    Sotzmann, Daniel Friedrich
    Shelfmark
    M 180
    Date
    1789
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  • Title
    Carte nouvelle du Duché de Brabant et partie de la Hollande
    Carte générale du Duché de Brabant et partie de la Hollande
    Nouveau théâtre de la guerre aux Pays Bas, ou Carte tres detaillées du Duché de Brabant et partie de la Hollande
    Creator
    Dheulland, Guillaume
    Shelfmark
    M 523
    Date
    apie 1750
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  • Title
    ATLAS PORTATIF, UNIVERSEL
    Etats de la Couronne de Pologne
    Royaume de Prusse et de prusse R[oyal]le ou Polonoise
    Grand Duché de Lithuanie
    Creator
    Robert de Vaugondy, Didier
    Shelfmark
    M 69
    Date
    1774
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  • Title
    Synopsis universae philologiae
    Unitas et harmonia inguarum totius orbis terrarum
    Europa polyglotta linguarum genealogiam exhibens, una cum literis, scribendique modis, omnium gentium
    Asia polyglotta linguarum genealogiam, una cum literis, scribendique modis, exhibens
    Africa polyglotta scribendi moddos gentium exhinens
    America cum supplementis polyglotis
    Creator
    Hensel, Gottfried
    Shelfmark
    M 85
    Date
    1741
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