WUR Library holds a large collection of maps and atlases. A small part, 580 old and mostly hand-coloured topographical maps is digitally available. The oldest maps date from c.1570 and the youngest from c.1860. The collection focuses on the Netherlands and contains polder maps of Dutch Water Boards.
This collection includes the beautiful atlas of Florisz. Balthasars.
Maps dating after 1850 have not yet been digitized. These include a large collection of modern topographical maps (1850-now, scales 1:25,000 and 1:50,000) and a thematic map series on hydrology, geology, and geomorphology. These maps are described in the Library Catalogue.
Copyrights and credits
The maps from the Old Maps and Atlases Collection can be downloaded for free. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for information how to attribute when you want to use one or more images in a publication or on a website.