I was asked by David Van Reybrouck to create three political maps for his essay on Neutral-Moresnet, a former micronation which existed from 1815, after the defeat of Napoleon, until the aftermath of the First World War. The maps were published in Zink, the boekenweekessay of 2016. The boekenweek (book week) is a yearly festival in the Netherlands that celebrates Dutch literature.
The first map shows the location of Neutral-Moresnet next to its neighbouring countries the Netherlands, Belgium and the Kingdom of Prussia (present-day Germany). The second map shows the direct surroundings of the condominium, such as villages and historical municipal borders. The last map focuses on the evolution of the border between Belgium and Germany since the Congress of Vienna, where the division of the municipality of Moresnet started.
from: Zink (boekenweekessay 2016) David Van Reybrouck, 2016