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

Politics And Letters: Gisbert Cuper As A Servant Of Two Republics

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

In 1632, the humanist scholar Caspar Barlaeus officially opened the newly established Amsterdam Atheneum with his inaugural lecture Mercator sapien. A distinction should be made between merchant-agents active for other book and art dealers—in other words, merchants working for merchants—and merchant-agents acting on behalf of customer clients. The Deutz' collections in turn stimulated a younger merchant generation interested in cultural pursuits. Philip de Flines, member of a dynasty of textile traders who were in business with the Deutz firm, brought together an ambitious art gallery of classical sculpture, and Italian paintings and drawings. The history of cultural transfer in the early modern period cannot be written without acknowledging the significance of these businessmen as key figures in the system of agency: as facilitators— building and maintaining international financial and postal networks and distribution routes—as representatives and agents; and as collectors themselves.

Keywords:Deutz; Mercator sapien; Philip de Flines



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:
    Double Agents — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation