By Elizabeth A. Sutton
Building her exploration round the primary determine of Claes Jansz Vischer, an Amsterdam-based writer heavily tied to the Dutch West India corporation, Sutton indicates how revealed 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 ny) and New Holland (Dutch Brazil), display how print media have been used either to extend funding and to venture a typical narrative of nationwide team spirit. Maps of this period confirmed these limitations, 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 method, Sutton argues, they perpetuated and promoted glossy country capitalism.
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