The Brussels Map Circle


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Brussels, Belgium
Organisation: Royal Library of Belgium (KBR), in joint collaboration with the Brussels Map Circle
Pieter Pourbus (1523 - 1584) painted the landscape around Bruges, the Brugse Vrije. Researcher Jan Trachet makes a landscape-archaeological study of this large painted map.
You are welcome for his lecture (in English) on Thursday 6 February at 17.30 in the Map Room of the Royal Library of Belgium in Brussels.
Venue: Map Room of the Royal Library of Belgium (KBR)
Language: English
Time schedule: 17.30

Brussels, Belgium
Organisation: The Brussels Map Circle
Annual General Meeting (AGM) open only for Brussels Map Circle active Members.
According to the Statutes, only Active Members have a vote.
All members are encouraged to become Active Member by applying to the President at least three weeks before the meeting:
A personal invitation to this AGM with the agenda and the possibility of proxy vote will be sent out to all Active Members by separate mail at least two weeks before the meeting.
Venue: Royal Library of Belgium, Mont des Arts /Kunstberg, 1000 Brussels, Boardroom / Raadzaal / Salle du conseil
Time schedule: 10.00 - 11.45

Brussels, Belgium
Organisation: The Brussels Map Circle
As usual, the MAPAF will be organised in close cooperation with the Maps and Plans Department of the Royal Library who will show some very interesting items from their collection. On the other hand, every participant is invited to bring along a map, object, book or anything else of cartographic interest of his own to be presented and discussed by the present fellow members.
Always an excellent occasion to learn more in a convival atmosphere. If you have the intention to show an item of your collection, please let it know to the organising team with an e-mail at
Between 12.00 and 14.00, there is an opportunity to share lunch (at own expenses) in the KBR restaurant (level 5).
  • Public transport: Central Station and metro station Central Station / Centraal Station / Gare Centrale.
  • Public parking: Interparking Albertine-Square.
  • No entrance fee for Members.
  • Entrance fee for non-Members: EUR 5.00.
  • Fees are to be prepaid on our bank account before the MAPAF: IBAN BE52 0682 4754 2209 BIC GKCCBEBB. No cash payments during the event please.
Venue: Map Room (level -2), KBR (Royal Library of Belgium), Mont des Arts /Kunstberg, 1000 Brussels
Time schedule: 14.00 - 16.30