The representations of the overseas world in the De Bry Collection of voyages (1590-1634)
This volume deals with the De Bry collection of voyages, one of the most monumental publications of Early Modern Europe. It analyzes the textual and iconographic changes the De Bry publishing family made to travel accounts describing Asia, Africa and America.
Print Book, English, 2008
Brill, Leiden, 2008
xiii, 563 p. : il. ; 25 cm.
AcknowledgementsList of IllustrationsIntroduction1. Opening up New Worlds: Sixteenth-Century Travel Literature and Collections of Voyages2. From Goldsmiths to Publishers: The Transformation of the De Bry Family3. A Prosperous Publishing House: The De Brys as Booksellers in Frankfurt and Oppenheim4. The Making of the Collection of Voyages5. Plants and Animals: The Natural World in the De Bry Collection6. Native Inhabitants: Physical Appearances and Identities7. From Gods to Idols: The Expansion of Heathendom8. Different Representations for Different Readerships: Christianity Reflected9. The Impact of Censorship: The Index Librorum Expurgatorum and other Indices10. Selling, Purchasing, and Borrowing: Towards an Understanding of Readership11. The Impact of the De Bry Collection: Travel Literature and Travel Compendia in the Seventeenth CenturyConclusionAppendices1. Publications of the De Bry Firm2. The Travel Accounts used for the De Bry Collection3. The Origins of the Engravings in the De Bry CollectionBibliographyIndex of Personal Names
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