Expo: "JE MOET ERAAN GELOVEN"

Maastricht

A poster exhibition in a tower room of St John's Church in Maastricht, on 18th-century military and cartographic history and the role of the church tower in it.

The St John’s church tower has been the highest point of the city since its construction. Not only does it provide a nice landmark and great view, but it also played a role in the making of maps in the mid-18th century. At that time, the French army marched through our region and it introduced some scientific innovations. Using astronomy and trigonometry, mathematically correct maps were made of what is now Flanders and Limburg.

Maastricht was conquered by the French in early 1748 and the St Jo…

The St John’s church tower has been the highest point of the city since its construction. Not only does it provide a nice landmark and great view, but it also played a role in the making of maps in the mid-18th century. At that time, the French army marched through our region and it introduced some scientific innovations. Using astronomy and trigonometry, mathematically correct maps were made of what is now Flanders and Limburg.

Maastricht was conquered by the French in early 1748 and the St John’s church tower played a major role in making the maps of the area. These French maps ensure that we now know what the landscape then looked like. The story of the tower, the old maps and the landscape is shown in a poster exhibition in a tower room. If you climb the tower, you can catch your breath at this exhibition and then enjoy the beautiful panorama in the footsteps of the French cartographers.

When

  • every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday until October 31st, 2022from 11:00 to 16:00

Prices

  • Church entry: free of charge
    Church tower entrance: Adult €2.50 / Child €1.50

Location

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