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Cartograms E.W. Hofstee

A collection of 429 social-economical illustrations, maps and cartograms made with a Cartophoot. The cartophoot was developed by prof. Dr. E.W. Hofstee (1909-1987).

Collection of cartograms, and other images from the former university department of Sociology and sociography. The collection is closely related to the scientific work of prof. Dr. E.W. Hofstee (1909-1987), the father of social sciences at Wageningen University. He is well known for his physical approach to social issues in which he used a lot of maps. He developed the so-called Cartophoot to easily create maps with statistical data. The Cartophoot consists of a collection of different shaded puzzle pieces with a frame in the form of the Netherlands, or a province, to put them in. By photographing it, in this case on glass slides, they rapidly reproduced a thematic map suitable for publication.  

Copyrights and credits

All images can be downloaded for free. The copyrights of the Cartograms of E.W. Hofstee belong to Wageningen University & Research - Library, Special Collections.
Please send an email to speccoll.library@wur.nl for information on how to attribute when you want to use one or more images in a publication or on a website.

Prof E.W. Hofstee, painting by Theo van Delft Jansz, 1980.
Prof E.W. Hofstee, painting by Theo van Delft Jansz, 1980.

Examples

The cartophoot in the Leeuwenborch building
The cartophoot in the Leeuwenborch building

Aantal dorpskernen < 500 inwoners in percenten van het totaal aantal dorpskernen per landbouwgebied,1947
Aantal dorpskernen < 500 inwoners in percenten van het totaal aantal dorpskernen per landbouwgebied,1947

Wageningen Stad en Berg, glass slide
Wageningen Stad en Berg, glass slide