By Elizabeth A. Sutton
Building her exploration round the principal determine of Claes Jansz Vischer, an Amsterdam-based writer heavily tied to the Dutch West India corporation, Sutton exhibits how published maps of Dutch Atlantic territories helped rationalize the Dutch Republic’s international growth. Maps of land reclamation tasks within the Netherlands, in addition to the Dutch territories of latest Netherland (now long island) and New Holland (Dutch Brazil), demonstrate how print media have been used either to extend funding and to undertaking a standard narrative of nationwide team spirit. Maps of this period confirmed these barriers, commodities, and topographical information that publishers and the Dutch West India corporation retailers and governing Dutch elite deemed major to their time table. within the strategy, Sutton argues, they perpetuated and promoted glossy country capitalism.
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