Scholarly publisher Koninklijke Brill N.V. has reached an agreement for the acquisition of all scholarly publishing activities of HES & DE GRAAF Publishers B.V (Houten, NL). The take-over will take effect on 1 January 2014.
Under the deal, Brill will acquire an English language list of high reputation with book series in fields like book history and the history of cartography. In total the list includes over 600 titles, with 10-15 new titles added each year. A special part of the agreement is Brill's exclusive global distribution rights for the highly prestigious Atlas Blaeu-Van der Hem, a unique facsimile publication of one of the most famous atlases from the 17e century.
To ensure the continuity of the program Sebastiaan Hesselink, managing director of HES & DE GRAAF has agreed to support Brill in an advisory role.