Library & Specialized Libraries
The Map Library houses a collection of more than 7000 maps covering all parts of the world with special focus on Alexandria, Egypt, the Arab world and the Mediterranean region. The collection contains maps of various types including topographic, thematic, geologic maps, as well as world maps, street maps, estate maps, contour maps, transportation and communication maps, facsimile maps, atlases, nautical charts, aeronautical charts, satellite and aerial images, and globes.
One of the most significant maps in the collection is a rare facsimile of Al-Sharif Al-Idrissi’s Map of the Earth drawn for King Roger II of Sicily in 1154. Another valuable addition is the facsimile edition of the Manuscript Chart of the Gulf and Mesopotamia, among the oldest examples of topographical maps of the region.
The Map Library is located in B4 at the Main Library.