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Author Groesen, Michiel van.

Title The representations of the overseas world in the De Bry Collection of voyages (1590-1634) / by Michiel van Groesen
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 563 pages) : illustrations
Series Library of the written word. The handpress world, 1874-4834 ; volume 2
Library of the written word. Handpress world ; 2
Contents Opening up new worlds : sixteenth-century travel literature and collections of voyages -- From goldsmiths to publishers : the transformation of the De Bry family -- A prosperous publishing house : the De Brys as booksellers in Frankfurt and Oppenheim -- The making of the collection of voyages -- Plants and animals : the natural world in the De Bry collection -- Native inhabitants : physical appearances and identities -- From gods to idols : the expansion of heathendom -- Different representations for different readerships : Christianity reflected -- The impact of censorship : the Index Librorum Expurgatorum and other indices -- Selling, purchasing, and borrowing : towards an understanding of readership -- The impact of the De Bry collection : travel literature and travel compendia in the seventeenth century
Summary This volume deals with the De Bry collection of voyages. It analyses the textual and iconographic changes the De Bry publishing family made to travel accounts describing Asia, Africa and the New World. Also, it discusses this editorial strategy in the context of the publishing industry around 1600
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 523-549) and index
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Subject Bry, Theodor de, 1528-1598. Collection of voyages
Publishers and publishing -- Netherlands -- History.
Travelers' writings, European.
Voyages and travels.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007052042
ISBN 9047432630 (electronic bk.)
9789047432630 (electronic bk.)