Archives of nautical charts and publications, HHI museum in its formative stage

Pejo Bročić, Ivana Kordić, Emin Sarajlić
2010 unpublished
The Hydrographic Institute of the Republic of Croatia (HHI) is successor to the Hydrographic Office of the Austro-Hungarian Navy established in Trieste in 1860. This year marked the beginning of an organised hydrographic survey in Eastern Adriatic. Throughout its 150-year long production of navigational charts and publications, the Hydrographic Institute has built valuable collections of its own charts at different scales and nautical publications. It also keeps in its holdings nautical charts
more » ... eceived on an exchange basis from related institutions both in Europe and worldwide, covering not only Eastern Adriatic but also other sea areas all over the world. As the chart production and hydrographic survey are heading towards new technologies, the idea of a HHI museum has been devised in order to preserve its cartographic heritage and old methods of chart production. Layout of the museum will include historical charts, old instruments and aids, materials formerly used in the process of chart production from the hydrographic survey to the final product. The museum, to be situated in the HHI building, will give its visitors an insight into the past and present of nautical cartography.