The stamp of Antwerp It constitutes a great contribution to the study of the connected histories of the New Kingdom of Granada, by showing its connections with the printing presses of the Netherlands, which were part of the Hispanic Monarchy between the mid-16th and early 18th centuries. It opens a window to fields little explored by the historiography of New Granada by concentrating on the history of the book and, particularly, of the flamenco books that are preserved in Colombian collections, such as the National Library of Colombia, the Luis Ángel Arango library, the library of the Major Seminary and the library of the Universidad del Rosario.
The emphasis on Flemish printers is justified, as these are some of the most prominent and productive of the early modern era. By presenting an overview of this bibliographic material and contextualizing it in the relations between the Netherlands and the Hispanic Monarchy, this book is a must read for students and researchers interested in the history of books and printing. The Antwerp seal is the second title in the Catalogs collection, of one of the lines of research on cultural heritage, of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, of the Universidad de los Andes.
Join the discussion around the launch of this publication, with Alejandro Gaviria, Uniandes rector; Muriel Laurent, professor of History and Geography; Patricia Zalamea, Dean of Arts and Humanities; and Mauricio Nieto, dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences on the book The Seal of Antwerp: Flemish Books in Santafé, 16th and 17th centuries.