"Early Images of Latin America" provides an array of images of various cities in the region from the mid-19th century to c. 1910, along with some scenes of rural areas. Included are images of people, places, landscapes and urban scenes from Buenos Aires, Guatemala, Havana, Lima, Mexico City, Montevideo, Panama, Rio de Janeiro, San José de Costa Rica, and Tegucigalpa.
Mesoamerican Painted Manuscripts at the Latin American Library brings together images of the Library’s holdings of original and rare copies of Mexican manuscripts painted in the native pictorial tradition. Their contents date from the 16th to early 17th centuries. The texts collected here represent a variety of themes: Aztec history and migrations, land claims and grants, property holdings, census data, fiscal and tribute accounts, and Mixtec royal genealogies.
Provides digitized images of early Mexican books produced during the first century of printing (1539-1600). In addition to making available some of the earliest imprints produced in the New World, this collection provides important sources for the study of the first phases of the Spanish enterprise in the New World, as well as initial forms of encounter between Native Americans and Europeans. These works also provide valuable insights into native languages and customs during the first decades of contact.