Introduction to the Atlas of Mutual Heritage (AMH)
The Atlas of Mutual Heritage is an expanding database incorporating:
- Locations within the octroi area of the VOC (Dutch East India Company) and WIC (Dutch West India Company);
- Illustrations relating to these locations.
This version contains illustrations from: Amsterdams Historisch Museum (Amsterdam), Atlas Van Stolk (Rotterdam), Badische Landesbibliothek (Karlsruhe), Bibliothèque nationale de France (Parijs), Bodel Nijenhuis / Universiteitsbibliotheek R.U.L. (Leiden), British Library (Londen), Fries Museum (Leeuwarden), Groninger Museum (Groningen), KITLV (Leiden), Koninklijke Bibliotheek (Den Haag), Maritiem Museum (Rotterdam), Museum Bronbeek (Arnhem), Nagasaki Municipal Museum (Nagasaki), Nationaal Archief (Den Haag), National Library of Indonesia (Jakarta), Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna), Rijksdienst voor de Monumentenzorg / RACM (Amersfoort), Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam), Scheepvaartmuseum (Amsterdam), Stedelijk Museum (Alkmaar), Tropenmuseum / KIT (Amsterdam), Universiteitsbibliotheek / UvA (Amsterdam), Westfries Museum (Hoorn), Zeeuws Museum (Middelburg).
Should you require more information concerning the content of the AMH (which collections have been incorporated, how many images the database contains or the selection criteria applied etc.) then click Justification. Each option has its own academic justification.
For information regarding the programme functions, click on the 'Help' option that appears when you move your mouse over the 'i' featured on every screen. Each option has its own help screen. For information regarding the programme functions, click 'Help'. Each option has its own help screen.
The Atlas of Mutual Heritage contains a wealth of information in addition to the data referred to above under 1 and 2, such as information with regard to the makers of the illustrations and charts and to the literature. In the current version of the database this information may in many cases still be incomplete. The academic justification to this programme enables you to view what the available data is per subject and which stage the research has reached.
As indicated elsewhere, the AMH is an expanding database. This means that each subsequent version contains additional information and supplementary material from other collections. As such the compilers of the AMH would greatly welcome your remarks and/or comments or any relevant additional information you may have. You can pass on your comments by e-mail to the co-ordinator of the AMH, Johanneke Braam: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0031-6 145 06 404.
- For background information about the AMH click: background information
- For the credits/colophon click: colophon