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From Tuesday, April 1 2014 to Monday, January 1 2018

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In the seventeenth century, Dutch cartographers were considered to be the best in Europe. Some of their best works are being presented in this exhibition at the National Maritime Museum.

Seafarers were very dependent on maps to find their way through the waves. The exhibition includes a version of the famous Joan Blaeu atlas, which was printed for the first time in the 1660s and which features all of the known world. Other maps, older still, date back to 1492. For conservation reasons, you can only see one or two pages of those very rare books in special booths, but all of them have been digitized to allow you to explore them in more depth.

Scheepvaartmuseum (National Marine Museum)
Kattenburgerplein 1
1018 Amsterdam

Phone number
020 523 2222

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