Excursion to the Open kaart – van atlas tot streetmap exhibition in Amsterdam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
It will show seven centuries of cartography in Nederland and cast a glance into the future.
The exhibition starts in Amsterdam, where cartography took off in the seventeenth century, and zooms out through Nederland and Europe to the world with special attention to Indonesia, Surinam and the Antilles.
Old and more recent maps will testify to colonial relations and their interpretations, geographical developments, the Netherlands’dealings with water and changing borders. A presentation is dedicated to the future of cartography in collaboration with the Amsterdam-based technology company TomTom.
All the maps, including works by Blaeu, Ortelius, Ptolemaeus and Bos, belong to the cartography collection of the Allard Pierson, one of the most important in Europe.
The Brussels Map Circle will offer the visit to members.
If you wish to register for this visit on Saturday 13 May 2023 in Amsterdam please let it know before Wednesday 15 March 2023 (The deadline for the registration has been extended!) to Marie-Anne Dage, Brussels Map Circle Secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For practical details (communications, parking), see the exhibition web site.