From the treasury
From Mantua to Utrecht

Ms. 764 of Utrecht University Library is a remarkable work. It contains the texts of classical Roman inscriptions, written in a careful hand and with subtle decorations. The magnificent title page and binding with imprint are eye-catchers as well. Apparently, much information was already known about this Italian humanistic manuscript. However, on second thoughts matters are more complicated than was thought.

Recently digitized
Discover the old maps of the Netherlands

In previous centuries many maps and town plans were produced of Dutch territory. Focusing on various purposes, generations of cartographers made all kinds of cartographic images of cities, areas, provinces or of the entire territory. Over thousands of these kinds of maps of the Netherlands and the Dutch regions, ranging from small-scale to large-scale, have recently been scanned and made online available. The collection of cartographic documents is also georeferenced, making searching and analysing this collection a lot easier. The maps offer a striking illustration of the spatial development of the Netherlands in the period between 1550-1850.