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Creating Philip II’s Vision: Urbs and Civitas in the Town Maps of Jacob van Deventer (1558–1575) (2021)


In the middle of the sixteenth century, in Mechelen, Jacob van Deventer began an enterprise of epic proportions: to draw maps of all the towns and cities in the Low Countries and bring them together in an atlas. Made at the request of Philip II of Spain, these maps are generally considered to have been intended as military documents. A close analysis of the strategies of representation developed by van Deventer for his maps suggests that his mapping should be read as a vision of the Low Countries that was influenced more by political than by military interests.

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Authors & Contributors
Berkel, Klaas van
Van Helden, Albert
Palm, Lodewijk C.
Roberts, Lissa Louise
Kragh, Helge S.
Binding, Paul
Caert-Thresoor: Tijdschrift voor de geschiedenis van de kartografie in Nederland
Centaurus: International Magazine of the History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Early Science and Medicine: A Journal for the Study of Science, Technology and Medicine in the Pre-modern Period
Imago Mundi: A Review of Early Cartography
REVIEW (Headline Book Publishing)
HES and De Graaf Publishers
British Library
Princeton University Press
Maps; atlases
Urban history
History of science, as a discipline
Publishers and publishing
Ortelius, Abraham
Blaeu, Willem Janszoon
Blaeu, Joan
Mercator, Gerardus
Hoefnagel, Joris
Time Periods
16th century
17th century
18th century
15th century
19th century
Habsburg, House of

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