The Bosatlas, one of Groningen’s special “export” products in the rest of the country and the map that every Dutch person can recognize everywhere is being exhibited at the GRID Graphic Museum.
The Bosatlas was created by the geography teacher Pieter Roelf Bos, who wanted to show the people all the necessary things they needed to know about the world. Since then, more than 100 years ago, the Bosatlas never left the schools or the houses of the Dutch people.
The exhibition features the entire range of Bosatlases and the stories behind them, including maps with flaws, of which the dam to Ameland is perhaps the most famous example. The Boskabouter, a miniature atlas, unleashed the thief in many visitors at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Other applications of this iconic book have also been given a place in the exhibition, such as lamps by Michael Bom and the larger-than-life-sized kimono by Mieke de Waal.
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