Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here


Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

Scholars of the De Bry collection have tended to look at its Protestant character, describing it as a contribution of bitter Protestant refugees to the polemicised realm of printed matter in the period around 1600. The consensus behind the thesis that the De Brys intended to sing the praise of Protestant success overseas stems in part from the assumption that Theodore was forced to escape persecution in his hometown Liège. Some publications still consider the goldsmith a victim of the Duke of Alva?s oppression of the Reformed in the Netherlands, yet his actual migration to Strasbourg before 1560 was conditioned by economic anxieties at least as much as by religious intolerance. The catalogue of works the De Brys issued shows not only the relative importance of the collection of voyages, but also reveals that the family refrained from publishing two types of books.

Keywords: De Bry collection; goldsmith; Liège; Protestant refugees; Strasbourg; voyages



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    The Representations of the Overseas World in the De Bry Collection of Voyages (1590-1634) — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation