The design by Sonja Haller and Pascal Brun from design studio Haller Brun in Amsterdam features images of seven open Bosatlas editions – the first edition from 1877, the editions from 1961, 1971, 1981, 2001 and 2007, and the latest 2012 edition, with general topographical maps and thematic maps.
Sonja Haller: "It was quite a challenge to create a result with the contours of the Netherlands still clearly visible all over the sheet. Of course, this was no easy task, particularly since the scale of the maps has changed in the course of time. Rather than being a disadvantage, this aspect has rendered the design more interesting. I must add that the Dutch borders are only partially shown. In practice, we found that emphasising the coastline and the province of Limburg was sufficient to make the shape of the Netherlands clearly distinguishable."
The stamps are available while stocks last at the Bruna shops, at Collect Club in Groningen and online via www.collectclub.nl
. The stamps have an indefinite term of validity. In addition to the sheet with ten identical stamps, there are a so-called 'prestige booklet' as well as two first-day covers.*
* a NVPH product
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About Noordhoff Uitgevers
Noordhoff Uitgevers (formerly Wolters-Noordhoff) is publisher of the famous Grote Bosatlas since 1877. Besides school atlases and consumer atlases Noordhoff Uitgevers publishes thematic atlases that focus on a specific subject. For more information: www.noordhoff.nl