Maps: we can’t stop looking at them. They are often visual works of art, and they always reflect the spirit of the times. Maps tell stories and show how areas have changed. The Great Book of Dutch Maps shows the most beautiful and iconic maps from the collection of the National Archives. With at least 300,000 maps and drawings, the National Archives are a true treasure trove for historical research.
In addition to beautiful visual map material, this book also delves into the stories behind the maps. Different types of maps and many known and unknown mapmakers are featured in this book. Guest authors explore the themes of water, land, jurisdiction, military, navigation, and overseas exploration. The Great Book of Dutch Maps gives an overview of all the map archives in the collection and is therefore a useful tool for those who want to do research or make use of this rich collection.