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Vistas: Visual Culture in Spanish America, 1520-1820

examines colonial-era Spanish America -- a region that covered much of the Americas, extending from California to Chile from the 16th century to the early 19th century. Primary sources, essays, and 70 images are provided. (Smith College, National Endowment for the Humanities)

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Interesting Fact:

Colonial Spanish America was founded on the conquered remains of two powerful, urbanized societies -- the Aztec and the Inka. It was not a quiet past. Across Latin America, the landscape was alive with relics from prehispanic times, and people carried deep memories of pre-conquest history.
Architectural Drawing, 1685. Diego de la Sierra. Archivo General de Indias, Seville

Architectural drawing, 1685

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