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Old 02-21-2012, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Arizona (520)
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Can anyone point me to a book or online source that contains scans/images of travel brochures, etc... of the colonies of the New World during the Colonial era?
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Saint Maur des Fosses - France
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You should find interesting documents on the Library of Congress web site
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:00 AM
 
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Travel brochures??? During the colonial era? I'd be interested in seeing something like that. There was no middle class to speak of, and I doubt that the travel industry was even developed by then.
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:40 AM
 
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In Spain, there was a wide assortment of "Libros de Caballería" (romantic paperbacks) from the 16th Century onwards describing El Dorado, Jauja, etc. Of course, such narrative was basically fantastic. You also had books written by conquerors and their companions, I recall "Shipwrecked" (Naufragos) and The Conquest of Mexico, etc.
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