Special Projects

From time to time we develop Special Projects, highlighting events, regions, cities, or people that we find especially interesting and that we have large collections on.

These Special Projects provide context for our antique maps and prints, which may be of interes to collectors or even educators.


Antique Maps and Prints from Asia

Bali History and Culture

The Island of the Gods has a long and interesting history and culture. In this project, we dive into this and show associated Maps and Prints.

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Bali History and Culture
Bali History and Culture

The Mapping of the Island of Java

The Island of Java has been the center of Indonesian culture and Government for centuries but very little was done in terms of mapping until the 1600’s. This project reviews the process and history.

Island of Java
The Mapping of Java

The Spice Islands – Treasure Chest of Holland

Famously exchanged for the island of Manhattan in the 1600’s, the Spice Islands were the basis for the wealth of Holland in the Golden Age. Learn more about this history in the Project.

The Spice Islands

Batavia – Jakarta

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Batavia – Jakarta

Kleynenberg & Co Photography

Kleyenberg & Co.of Haarlem, NL, was a prolific and accomplished publisher in the early 1900’s. Their photographs, often used for educational purposes, provide incredible insight in the Indonesia of the time. We have 100’s of their images in our collection.

Kleynenberg & Co Collection