Category:Atlas Schoemaker

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The Atlas Schoemaker displays 2579 images of topographical drawings, descriptions and prints of Dutch towns, villages and hamlets in the early 18th century.

Andries Schoemaker (1660-1735) was an Amsterdam textile merchant whose passion was collecting historical and topographic information on towns and villages, and churches and castles in the Netherlands. In the 1720s, he visited almost all the towns, villages and hamlets in the Netherlands, often accompanied by his son Gerrit Schoemaker (1692-1736). He described the places he visited during these trips, including historical and cultural details.

Schoemaker often illustrated his descriptions by means of drawings, many in color, that he either made himself or had made by contemporary artists, such as Cornelis Pronk (1691-1759) and his apprentice Abraham de Haen II (1707-1748). At times he also made use of prints previously published to show the topographic situation in earlier periods. He either redrew these prints or he pasted them in his books. Occasionally he also made his own sketch maps or used existing maps in his work.

In July 2015 the National Library of the Netherlands has added the 2579 images to this category using the GLAMwiki uploadtool. The images and metadata were taken from

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