CULTURAL READINGS: Colonization & Print in the Americas
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|Nicolaes J. Visscher,|
Novi Belgii, Novaeque Angliae nec non partis Virginiae.
Amsterdam, c. 1655.
|The Dutch set the technical standard of mapmaking in the 17th century, but Dutch maps were artifacts of statecraft as well as cartography. Visscher's map confers a great deal of territory claimed by the English to the Dutch, relegating "Nova Anglia" to a corner. While it acknowledges the presence of Indian tribes and seeks to label their territories, this map, like many others, also depicts North America as a field for competition among the European powers.|
|Details from this map|
|Mahican village||Hudson valley|
New World Lands in Print
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