WUR Library holds a large collection of maps and atlases. A small part - 580 old and mostly hand-coloured topographical maps - has been made digitally available. The oldest maps date from c. 1570, the youngest from c. 1860.
The collection focuses on the Netherlands and contains amongst others polder maps of Dutch Water Boards, including the beautiful atlas of Florisz. Balthasars (1623-1630).
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.
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 on how to attribute when you want to use one or more images in a publication or on a website.