The Earliest American Imprints: The Book in Mexico in the Sixteenth Century.

  • January 11, 2019 - May 3, 2019
  • Recurring every week day
  • Lilly Library, Slocum Room
  • 1200 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • (574) 383-6160
  • 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Free

The Lilly Library’s collection of sixteenth-century Mexican imprints is a remarkable resource for the study of the development of the press in the New World. This impressive collection of several dozen books and broadsides, which range in date from 1544 to 1600, includes religious texts, philosophical works, bilingual dictionaries, and Inquisition documents. All sixteenth-century Mexican imprints are rare, and this exhibition offers a remarkable opportunity to view the work of the earliest printers in the Western hemisphere, including Juan Pablos, Antonio de Espinosa, and Pedro Ocharte.

The Earliest American Imprints: The Book in Mexico in the Sixteenth Century.