College 4: John Scott, an adventurous cartographer and swindler

Sunday 26 November | 2.00 - 3.00 p.m. | Maastricht Museum
Museum lectures for ​​​​​​Slimme Natuurhistorische and Archeologische Pienterlingen, in short S.N.A.P. (Intelligent Natural History and Archaeology Enthusiasts)
Our S.N.A.P. - lectures are specially designed for curious children aged 7 to 11 who are interested in history and nature. Our enthusiastic experts provide interactive and educational sessions. So, what are you waiting for? Enroll today for the S.N.A.P. - lectures! 
John Scott een avontuurlijke cartograaf en oplichter.

The discovery of the remarkable map by John Scott in the University Library Leiden prompted further investigation into this captivating mapmaker. Little is known about the cartographic work of this Englishman who even rose to become the Royal Cartographer of King Charles II of England. However, he appears to have played multiple dual roles during significant events in 17th-century English and colonial American history. He created a map of the siege of Maastricht in 1673, marking the locations where well-known key figures in the siege died or were wounded; making this map unique!

Whole lecture series: € 20,–
Individual lectures: € 7,50 per lecture.

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