Jan 06 2017

Vermeer’s Mania for Maps

published by Jonathan Crowe
in blog The Map Room
original entryVermeer’s Mania for Maps

1600s antique maps art vermeer

Last November art historian James Welu gave a talk at the Leventhal Map Center about Jan Vermeer’s use of maps in his paintings. The talk is now available on YouTube. I found it fascinating that Vermeer represented actual maps in his paintings — many of which are now very scarce or available only fragmentarily. [Leventhal Map Center]