Actas del III Congreso de la AHBx. Encuentros, desencuentros, reencuentros: Flandes, Países Bajos y el mundo hispánico en los ss. Xvi-xvii. Patrick Collard, Miguel Ubarri coord., Gante, Academia Press, 2009. edition:1st pages:43-69
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The contribution of prints to the European expansion and the globalisation of the Early Modern world can hardly be underestimated. The knowledge on other continents circulated in Europe almost exclusively in the shape of prints. Through books and engravings Europeans, and especially courts and elites, learned about civilisations at the other side of the world that had been visited only by a handful of conquerors, colonists and missionaries. Geographical descriptions, travel accounts, anthropological descriptions of other people and botanical studies were very popular. On the other side, the printed book was the medium by excellence by witch European knowledge and culture were taken to the most remote lands of the earth.