Foekje Boersma is Head of the Collection Preservation Department. She specialises in sustainable collection management: taking care of the printed collections, while keeping a careful eye on energy and resources.
The Book of Hours of Philip of Burgundy is a manuscript from the middle of the 15th century. It contains prayers, psalms and other texts that Catholics recite at fixed times (tides). It was made around 1455-1460 by order of Duke Philip the Good of Burgundy (1396-1467).
Signature: 76 F 2
The Atlas Ortelius is the first 'modern' world atlas. The Antwerp mapmaker Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598) had a number of existing maps redrawn in a standard format and published as a book. The KB owns five different copies. We highlight one of them here. This copy is special because it contains only Dutch texts, instead of Latin ones as well. The copy contains the 53 maps with the texts from the first Dutch edition of 1571 with later additions.
Signature: KW 1046 B 17