Colonialism in the Cartouche: Imagery and Power in Early Modern Maps

Authors

  • Chet Van Duzer University of Rochester

Keywords:

Maps, cartouche, colonialism, iconography, 17th century, 18th century, 19th century

Abstract

The role of maps as tools of colonial control is well known; the cartouches on maps are the places where the cartographer often signals to the viewer his or her interests or prejudices, but the colonialist messages conveyed by cartouches are underexplored. In this article I examine colonialist imagery in several cartouches from the end of the seventeenth to the early nineteenth century both to show the visual vocabulary of this colonialist discourse, and to stimulate further study of cartouches of this type.

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References

The article is for a dossier being edited by Renato Menezes and Carolina Martinez

Published

2021-12-20

How to Cite

Van Duzer, C. (2021). Colonialism in the Cartouche: Imagery and Power in Early Modern Maps. Figura: Studies on the Classical Tradition, 9(2), 90–130. Retrieved from https://econtents.bc.unicamp.br/inpec/index.php/figura/article/view/15620