Kaart van Nijmegen

From beautiful to practical: heritage exhibition on maps and atlases

Thursday 23 February 2023, 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

'A map creates the world, as a poem creates feeling,' said Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer in the foreword to the recently published public book Maps That Wrote History. Maps and atlases still spark the imagination today. In 2022, a record number of map books saw the light of day. This year also marks the 350th anniversary of Joan Blaeu's death. His Grooten Atlas (Atlas Maior) is rightfully a window into the Canon of the Netherlands and fetches astronomical sums at auctions. High time to turn the spotlight on old maps and atlases from Radboud Heritage's collections. Historian and UBN information specialist Jeroen Bos will explain some pearls from the early modern period in this Heritage Salon. From beautiful hand-colored folio atlases to practical pocket atlases with itineraries.

Thursday 23 February 2023, 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Jeroen Bos
Radboud University

Admission is free, registration is not necessary