Jan Blaeu: Dutch cartographer and publisher from father to son.
Few men in Luxembourg put art and architecture at the service of their glory like Pierre-Ernest de Mansfeld (1517-1604). This governor of Luxembourg had a private residence built for himself which was one of the most important in the former Netherlands. Unfortunately, we have little left of this site called “the Fountain” which brought together the gardens, the fountains and the buildings of a pleasure house which imitates the suburban villas of Italy and of which certain parts even want to be the reflection. of antiquity. The “Mansfeldschlass” forms a palace core that meets the requirements of the Habsburg court in Brussels.