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CULTURAL READINGS: Colonization & Print in the Americas


Montanus
Jean and Jay I. Kislak Collection
Arnoldus Montanus,
De nieuwe en onbekende Weereld...

Amsterdam: J. van Meurs, 1671 [detail from map].

The persistence of early impressions of the New World and its peoples is evident even in Montanus's 1671 Dutch account. This elaborate book illustrates battles, festivals, religious rites, and other Indian customs - and uses Indians as decorative devices for the maps.

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