University Library’s collection Maps and Atlases

Besides a collection of atlases and cartographic literature the library‚Äôs map collection includes about 60.000 printed maps from all over the world. They include topographic and thematic maps, single maps and map series, wall-maps and globes. Characteristics are special old maps from the mr H.Bos-collection,  a large collection of international geological maps and an extended collection of applied cartography  and of public map series of The Netherlands from the 19th century onward.
Read more about the Collection Maps and Atlases on the Library Website.

Image Database

The collection of old maps, largely published before 1900, has been digitized for our Image Database.


Georeferenced map series

Some Dutch map series of the UL-collection were selected for Geoplaza and georeferenced or even vectorized so you can view them as a map layer in our online map viewer or a GIS application. You can find these maps on our datasets page amidst other datasets of other regions.

Map Series Database

In the Map Series Database you can find an overview of all published map sheets of important Dutch map series and an inventory of map sheets in the UL-collection.