From the Collection:
The collection of Bodel Nijenhuis is divided into:
A third part of the maps, atlases and topographical prints concerns Dutch territory. About 3.000 maps are manuscripts. Half of the topographical prints and drawings concern the Netherlands. About 1500 are drawings. There are 1700 portraits of Leiden professors and directors, 13.000 portraits of Dutch nobility, clergymen, artists, scientists and other renowned people, and about 800 portraits of members of the Maatschappij der Nederlandse Letterkunde.
- Collection of atlases
- Collection of maps
- Collection of manuscript maps, among which most of the manuscript charts in the Collection of the Dutch East India Company
- Collection of topographical prints and drawings
- Collection of portraits. The portraits of Leiden professors are part of the larger 'Collectie Portretten van Hoogleraren'.
The COLLBN signature is also used for later acquisitions, including the Vossius and Van Keulen map collections.