History of Books and Printing

Latin America

Latin America

Alonso de Molina, Vocabulario de lengua castella y mexicana (1571). Oldest book printed in Mexico currently held by Special Collections.

Juan de Palafox y Mendoza, Historia real sagrada (1643). First book printed in Puebla, Mexico.

La Gazeta de Mexico (1728-35). Compendium of the first newspaper published in Latin America.

Books printed by Felipe de Zúñiga y Ontiveros (18th century), thought to be the first printer to use type cast in New Spain.

Crisis de la Compañia de Jesus (1765). Printed at the Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City's Jesuit college, two years before the expulsion of the Jesuits from New Spain.

Explicacion de las sesenta y cinco proposiciones prohibidas (1684) and Epistola exhortatoria (1693). Use to compare and contrast the quality of Mexican printing before and after Diego Fernández de León, Puebla's leading printer, received a shipment of Dutch type in 1688.

Early Spanish-language printing in the United States: Ensayo histórico de las revoluciones de México (New York, 1831-32); Reglamento para el ejercicio y maniobras de la caballeria (Philadelphia: Galvan, 1836); William Cobbett, Historia de la reforma protestante en Inglaterra é Irlanda (Philadelphia: Galvan, 1832); La Biblia Sagrada (New York: American Bible Society, 1824).

Fernando Gamboa Collection of Prints by José Guadalupe Posada, 1888-1944

Ediciones Botas Pictorial Collection. About 900 book covers, original book cover art, illustrations, technical drawings, manuscripts, and photographs related to the Mexican book publisher Ediciones Botas from the years 1916 to 1967.

Mexican Bookplate Collection. 170 twentieth-century examples.