The collection includes world atlases, national atlases, and thematic atlases, such as geological and historical atlases.

The collection of travel guides from the late 19th and early 20th centuries is interesting because of the many city maps they contain.

Dutch regional land use and land consolidation plans represent the environmental planning trends over the period to 2003.


Search and find
Please note that a library card is required to request and use documents.
All atlases can be found and requested in LibSearch.
Current cartographic literature and atlases can be found in the 1st floor reading room (VU Main Building, room 1C-02).


Photocopies, photographs and scans 
On certain conditions, atlases may be reproduced. Please contact the Map Collection (see below).


Old Baedeker travel guide: London and its environs, handbook for travellers (1902) The famous Dutch school atlas

More information
- 1st Floor desk (see Desks, opening hours)
- Map Collection curator, instruction and tours: 
  T (020) 59 85189  
  E Map Collection curator (Mon - Friday)
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