The Atlas Van der Hagen and the Atlas Beudeker are important cultural sources for the life and art of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Here the term 'atlas' means more than a book with maps. It concerns collections of maps and topographic images along with portraits, prints of cityscapes, maps, emblems and mythological scenes.
The Atlas Van der Hagen (circa 1690) contains topographical illustrations and prints from the entire world. The Atlas Beudeker (circa 1750) is devoted to the northern and southern Netherlands.