Spain: Historical Collections

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El Portal de Archivos Españoles es un proyecto del Ministerio de Cultura destinado a la difusión en Internet del Patrimonio Histórico Documental Español conservado en su red de centros.
Digitized historic documents from various Spanish archives.
(Medieval to 20th century; facsimiles, transcriptions and commentaries)

A collection of thousands of Spanish digitized historical documents.
(13th-20th centuries; facsimiles of books, maps and manuscripts of all types)

A part of the Virtual Library for European History
Primary documentary materials interspersed chronologically with essays and commentaries.
(Antiquity to the present; transcriptions, facsimiles and commentaries)

Part of the national digital library of the Biblioteca Nacional, this section features digitized newspapers and journals.
La Hemeroteca Digital supone el inicio del proyecto “Biblioteca Digital Hispánica”, que tiene como objetivo la consulta y difusión pública a través de Internet del Patrimonio Bibliográfico Español conservado en la Biblioteca Nacional.
(1772-1933; facsimiles with transcriptions)
A rich list of other digitized historical press collections in Spain.
These include municipal and regional projects for Andalucia, Barcelona, Castilla-La Mancha, Catalonia (ARCA),
Catalonia (Joan Lluis Vives), Galicia, Gijon, and Girona.
A database of digitized Spanish press articles with unique items otherwise difficult to access.
Made available from holdings at public libraries and other institutions with assistance of the Ministry of Culture.
(1777 to the present; facsimiles)

Access to over a million digital objects from 121 repositories in Spain.
A project of the Ministry of Culture.
(Searchable database of documents, facsimiles, transcriptions, photos, sound recordings, etc.)
An annotated and growing list of Spanish rare books online.
A part of DigiSpain coordinated by Klaus Graf.
(Medieval to 19th century; facsimiles and transcriptions)

Includes primary and secondary documents, provided by Don Mabry.
(Transcriptions, facsimiles and commentaries, mostly in English)

A set of historical maps from Dr. Ronnie Ellenblum's Historic Cities

With historic maps provided by the Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya.
Interface also available in Catalan and Spanish.
(17th - 21st centuries; map facsimiles)
Provided by the Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya.
(15th - 20th centuries; map facsimiles)
Map of Spain and Portugal in 1810.
(1810; zoomable map)


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