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Capitalism and Cartography in the Dutch Golden Age
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Capitalism and Cartography in the Dutch Golden Age

Elizabeth A. Sutton

Abstract

Capitalism and Cartography examines how map publication and dissemination coincided with and was part of the rise of the Dutch Republic as a preeminent capitalist nation in the early modern global world-system. Printed maps both reflected and reinforced an episteme that integrated humanist conceptions of individual virtue with the concept of the nation-state and modern capitalism. This book explores how printed Dutch maps of their Atlantic territories helped rationalize the global expansion of the Dutch during their so-called Golden Age. It is argued that picturing underscored the legal, polit ... More

Keywords: Claes Jansz Visscher, Dutch Republic, maps, capitalism, cartography, Dutch Atlantic, Dutch colonialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780226254784
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226254814.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elizabeth A. Sutton, author