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Black book cover of The Universe of Amsterdam, Treasures from the Golden Age of Cartography, featuring a round mosaic map of the world. Published by Waanders Publishers.

The Universe of Amsterdam

Treasures from the Golden Age of Cartography

By (composer) Alice Taatgen


  • Explore the largest, most unique maps in the world
  • Housed at the Royal Palace of Amsterdam and more than 6 meters in diameters, they depict the world and night sky
Full Description

The largest maps in the world are to be found in the floor of the Citizens’ Hall, in the heart of the Royal Palace Amsterdam. The three circular mosaics, each measuring over six metres in diameter, together depict the known world and the night sky. They remain to this day an iconic and beloved part of the majestic palace, which was originally built in the mid-17th century to serve as Amsterdam’s town hall. At that time, the city was the world’s leading cartography centre. The prominent place of the floor maps relates directly to that primacy. This book tells the story of these unique maps and of the flourishing of cartography in Amsterdam in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Waanders & de Kunst Publishers
21st Sep 2020
USA & Canada
8.46 in x 8.46 in
96 Pages
67 color
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