'De Grote Bosatlas' honoured with stamp
5 July 2012 at 17:30 CET - Gouda – On the occasion of the 54th and also latest edition of De Grote Bosatlas, PostNL presented the stamp sheet 'The Netherlands in the Bosatlas' at the Coornhert Gymnasium in Gouda earlier today. The stamp sheet was designed in close collaboration with Noordhoff Uitgevers, the publisher of Bosatlas. It was decided to summarise the development of the Dutch landscape onto a single stamp sheet. Ard Korporaal from PostNL presented the stamp sheet to Peter Vroege from Noordhoff Uitgevers.
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.postnl.nl/collectclub. 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
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
PostNL is the inventive partner in the world of sending and receiving. We have been so for 200 years already. We are primarily active in the fields of mail, parcels and e-commerce, but we also offer services in the areas of data and document management, direct marketing and fulfilment. Outside the Netherlands, we are active in Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, Belgium and Luxemburg. PostNL employs a total of approximately 66,000 people. In 2012 our revenues reached almost € 4.3 billion.
We like to stay ahead of things. We are the most modern postal company in the world. We are proud of that. We are an example to the rest of the world in the automatic sorting of mail, we are the first listed postal company and we are the international champion in corporate responsibility, as leader in our sector in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2011.