Van Gelder’s Schoolatlas

The following scanned images are from the 10th edition of W. van Gelder’s Schoolatlas van Nederlandsch Oost-Indië (Groningen: J.B. Wolters, 1909).  Van Gelder was Inspector of Native Education in the Netherlands Indies and his atlas, published in separate Dutch and Malay language editions, was first published in 1881 by the Batavia publisher Kolff.  Over subsequent editions, it became the standard work from which school students in the Netherlands Indies learnt about the physical layout of the archipelago and its location in the world.