The Schielandshuis in Rotterdam houses one of the most important collections of Dutch historical prints. The Rotterdam wood timber merchant Abraham van Stolk started this collection – known as ‘Atlas’ – in 1835.
The Atlas van Stolk is a collection of prints, drawings, photographs and posters pertaining to the history of the Netherlands. It is the only historical atlas that was kept up to date and is still being expanded.
Out of the collection of approximately 100,000 objects, two collections have been digitized: one collection of eighteenth-century prints and drawings and a collection of political drawings: the Jordaan collection.
You can also visit the Atlas Van Stolk website, which offers you access to the current databanks.