Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : In 1906, the municipal Brussels department of Public Education decided to adorn its schools with a set of twenty-one large chromolithographic plates depicting Belgian geographical landscapes. These plates were also sold to many schools and public administrations all over the country. If the initial aim was aesthetic, this series gives a good idea of the geographical self-image of Belgium in the early XXth century. The paper examines the choice of subjects, instructions to artists, as well as the meaning of the landscapes and their place in a national imagery.