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Imagining the Americas in Print: Books, Maps, and Encounters in the Atlantic World

Imagining the Americas in Print contains eleven essays, seven of which have been published before and four of which are new.

Michiel van Groesen
24 October 2019

Collectively they examine the creative ways in which knowledge about the Americas was manufactured in European printing workshops between 1550 and 1700. They bring to life the vivid print culture that determined the relationship between the Old World and the New, and chart the various genres – travel accounts, maps, prints, pamphlets, and newspapers - that reflected and shaped the European imagination in the Age of Encounters, and helped to legitimate ideologies of colonialism in the next two centuries.

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