Museum Rotterdam / Schielandhuis 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. Both collections have been added to the Memory website.
Next to the Jordaan collection the Atlas van Stolk - partly as a result of donations - has hundreds of political drawings among its holdings. These were made by cartoonists such as Louis Raemaekers, Piet van der Hem, Eppo Doeve, Opland, Frits Müller, Theo Gootjes and Sieb Posthuma.
You can also visit the Atlas Van Stolk website, which offers you access to the current databanks.