The Cartographic Collection in the Croatian State Archives has been created by the regular transfer of the records, purchase, donation or separation from individual archival fonds.
The collection currently has 4600 processed and analytically described cartographic items. It holds a total of 50 atlases and 4550 maps and plans. A cartographic item can comprise of one or more pages when it comes to atlases.
The maps in the collection are processed in accordance with the International Standard Biographic Description for Cartographic Materials – ISBD (CM) and are described according to the type of maps: general, topographic, cadastral, maritime, bathymetric, forester’s, plant-geographical, geological, geomorphological, seismological, pedological, hydrological, climatological, wartime, military-didactical, historical, archaeological, traffic, aeronautical, postal, kilometrical, demographical, ethnographical, lingual, economic, tourist, mountainous, administrative, political maps, demarcation maps, settlements plans, property plans and other maps (astronomical, trigonometrical, medicinal).