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Exceptional collection of maps and atlases donated to Leiden University Libraries
Private collectors John Steegh and Harrie Teunissen from Dordrecht have donated their entire collection of maps, city plans and atlases to Leiden University Libraries (UBL). In almost 40 years they brought together circa 17 000 map sheets and 2 300 atlases and travel guides. Especially the thematic maps from the 19th and 20th centuries can be considered as an important addition to the map collections of UBL. Although Steegh and Teunissen don’t live in Leiden anymore, they still feel strongly connected to the city and its university.
Harrie Teunissen, one of the donors, is Member of the Brussels Map Circle.
Martijn Storms, curator Maps & Atlases at the Leiden University Libraries, is also Member of the Circle.
Source: Universiteit Leiden