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Guided visit of the exhibition: « Pictura Loquens »

Brussels, Belgium
Members of the Brussels Map Circle are kindly invited to visit the exhibition under the guidance of Jan De Graeve, member of the Circle and President of the Société royale des bibliophiles et iconophiles de Belgique (SRBIB) which organized the exhibition.
The exhibition highlights the illustrated book produced in the Low Countries and the Prince-Bishopric of Liège in the 15th-18th centuries. Its title loosely translates as speaking image and refers to a concept which originated in the Antiquity. Horace in particular in his Ars poetica that the human mind was more enticed by what it sees than by what it hears. Ever since, poets and artists took sides in this famous battle, and devised images in combination with texts sometimes with the images gaining importance compared to the text.
Although this exhibition is not exclusively focused on cartography, it presents many maps and atlasses of Ortelius, Mercator, Goos, Coignet and Verbist and should be of interest to our Members.
Venue: Bibliotheca Wittockiana, Rue de Bemel 23, 1150 Brussels
Telephone: +32 2 770 53 33
Time schedule: 10.30
Entry fee: Free access.