The printing press arrived in Mexico City in 1539, followed by Lima in 1581. Succeeding presses did not exist until 1640 in Puebla and 1660 in Guatemala. Presses in did not appear anywhere but the Viceroyalties of New Spain or Peru until the eighteenth century. (Calvo, Hortensia. “The Politics of Print: The Historiography of the Book in Early Spanish America.” Book History 6 (2003) 277-305. Doi:10.1353/bh.2004.0003).
Curated exhibit on Catholic devotional beliefs and practices in Mexico in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as documented in images, novenas, sacred poetry, historical accounts, and a variety of other sources.
See especially the section on censorship in Mexico
Collaborative project among international libraries which allows researchers to search for digitized versions of 16th c. Latin American books by owning institution (library), language, year, printer, author or keyword. There are also bibliographies available.
+ Indigenous Languages Collection
+ Portugal and Brazil Collection
+ Spanish American Collection
Collaborative Project of Mexican Libraries to help readers identify the Marcas de Fuego (brands) various institutions and printers used on early colonial Mexican books.
Digitized copies of 16th century texts at Texas A&M University Libraries
Guide to Bridwell Library's collection of nearly 400 Mexican religious imprints.
Project developed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison devoted to Latin American and Iberian works in the Humanities. Digitizes Latin American and Iberian texts from the Middle Ages to the present.
This is a Six-Series Project to microfilm imprints from major Latin American Collections in Latin America and Beyond. Different Series (parts) of the collection are held at different libraries. Only those parts with Mexican Content are listed here.