The consummate study of Dutch cartography in relation to Dutch expansion
By WIEDER, Frederick Caspar. , 1925

Monumenta Cartographica: Reproductions of unique and rare maps, plans and views in the actual size of the originals accompaned by cartographical monographs…

Reference Books
  • Author: WIEDER, Frederick Caspar.
  • Publication place: The Hague
  • Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff
  • Publication date: 1925-33.
  • Physical description: Folio, five volumes of text in one and 5 volumes of maps, elephant 2°, 126 collotype maps unbound as issued in original portfolios brown buckram and original cloth-backed portfolios.
  • Inventory reference: 1158


Wieder’s magisterial collection of reproductions of important maps in the history of Dutch cartography during the Age of Discovery: an essential reference work for those interested in the period. It includes maps and plans from the atlas of the collector Laurens van der Hem and the 1665 Vingboons manuscript atlas.

The author, Dr Friedrich Caspar Wieder (1874-1943) was an eminent cartographical scholar, and his work remains a rare and respected milestone in the field.


  1. Kees Zandvliet, "Mapping the Dutch World Overseas in the Seventeenth Century" in David Woodward (ed.), The History of Cartography, Volume 3: Cartography in the European Renaissance (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007).