Cadastral maps

The section includes microfilm copies in black and white of historical cadastres from all the provincial Archivi di Stato of the Regione Lombardia.
This means approx. 250,000 map sheets (based on nearly 10,000 toponyms) related to the cadastral surveys decreed by the various successive state administrations in the Regione Lombardia since the beginning of the eighteenth to the beginning of the twentieth century, namely:


Access to cartographic resources is permitted only to active institutional users of the University. External users, with a payment card, and Alumni can only access the graduation theses.

Search

To search via the historical toponym, current toponym or ISTAT code uses search maps.

Consultation

Consultation of maps on microfilm or in digital format is only possible at the Leonardo Campus Library, in the basement.

Reproduction

Reproduction of the maps is regulated by specific agreements with each provincial Archivio di Stato. It is possible to request the reproduction of up to 10 map sheets per day. Reproductions of maps in digital format are provided the  same day, those on microfilm in about a week. Reproductions may be provided in pdf digital or A3 hard copy format depending on the agreements reached with each provincial Archivio di Stato owning the originals.

Cadastres available and search suggestions:

Milano city and Holy Bodies (Corpi Santi)

The cadastres available for the Municipality of Milano are: Teresian, Lombardo-Veneto and Cessato.Thanks to the agreements reached with the Archivio di Stato of Milano, reproduction of cadastral maps takes place on digital media, in pdf format. The digital medium for saving the file must be provided by the user.

Search advice:

To search maps relating to the territory of the current Municipality of Milano, remember that at the time of the various cadastres, the territory was divided into:

  • City of Milano, bounded by the circle of the Spanish walls
  • Holy Bodies (Corpi Santi), territory near the walls of the city of Milano occupied by farms and villages which was recognized as a single administrative entity called, precisely, the Municipality of the Holy Bodies (Comune dei Corpi Santi)
  • Moreover, after 1873, the year when the Holy Bodies were annexed to the Municipality of Milano, a number of other adjacent municipalities (for example Affori and Lambrate) were gradually included in the municipal boundaries up to the existing delimitation.

 

For searches involving areas inside the boundaries of the Holy Bodies, it is recommended to enter "Corpi Santi" in the historical toponym field and "Milano" in the current toponym field; also try entering "Milano" in both the historical toponym as well as the current toponym field to be sure to include all the possible occurrences.In searches involving the areas of Milano outside the boundaries of the Holy Bodies, it is recommended to identify the historical toponym of the area of interest (e.g. Baggio) and make the search using it as the criterion.

Milano, Lodi, Monza e Brianza

The cadastral maps owned by the Archivio di Stato of Milano concern the areas of the current provinces of Milano, Lodi and Monza-Brianza.
The cadastres present are: Teresian, Lombardo-Veneto and Cessato.

Bergamo

The cadastres available for the province of Bergamo are: Teresian; Napoleonic (for toponyms that do not have the Teresian cadastre); Lombardo-Veneto; Cessato; undated maps are present.

Brescia

The cadastres available for the province of Brescia are: Napoleonic, Lombardo-Veneto and Cessato.
The municipalities of Magasa (ISTAT code 17098) and Valvestino (ISTAT code 17194), currently in the province of Brescia, have no maps because at the time of the cadastral surveys they still belonged to the Principality of Tyrol.

Como, Lecco

The cadastres available for the provinces of Como and Lecco are: Teresian, Lombardo-Veneto and Cessato.The holding codes of the maps bear the suffix 00_ since in the same holding code several cadastral surveys, or different versions of the same survey, are stored.
The cadastral maps of the following municipalities - currently in the province of Lecco, but previously under the administration of the province of Bergamo - are the property of the Archivio di Stato di Bergamo. Please take this into account for the purpose of proper citation of the materials consulted.Calolziocorte (ISTAT code 97013); Carenno (ISTAT code 97014); Erve (ISTAT code 97034); Monte Marenzo (ISTAT code 97052); Torre de' Busi (ISTAT code 97080); Vercurago (ISTAT code 97086).

Cremona

The cadastres available for the province of Cremona are: Teresian (not present for all toponyms); Lombardo-Veneto and Cessato.
The holding codes of the maps bear the suffix 00_ since in the same holding code, referring to a toponym, all the cadastral surveys for that toponym are stored.

Mantova

The cadastres available for the province of Mantova are: Teresian; Napoleonic (for toponyms that do not have the Teresian cadastre); Lombardo-Veneto and Cessato.
The holding codes of the maps bear the suffix 00_ since in the same holding code several cadastral surveys, or different versions of the same survey, are stored.
It is pointed out that municipalities of San Giacomo delle Segnate (ISTAT code 20056) and San Giovanni del Dosso (ISTAT code 20058) at the time of the cadastral surveys were part of the municipality of Quistello. By entering the names of the two municipalities in the "Current Toponym" search field, you will be automatically directed to the maps of Quistello.

Pavia

Indicatively, for the area of the province of Pavia, the Cessato cadastre is present.
The holding codes of the maps bear the suffix 00_ since the dating is for the moment still inaccurate and deficient.

Sondrio

Indicatively, for the area of the province of Sondrio, the Lombardo-Veneto and Cessato cadastres are present.
The holding codes of the maps bear the suffix 00_ since the dating is for the moment still inaccurate and deficient. Inside the same holding code there can be multiple cadastral surveys or adjustments.

Varese

Indicatively, for the area of the province of Varese, only the Cessato cadastre is present.
It is pointed out that the municipalities listed below do not have maps: Besnate (ISTAT code 12012); Casorate Sempione (ISTAT code 12039); Gorla Maggiore (ISTAT code 12078).