Vistas: Visual Culture in Spanish America, 1520-1820

Vistas: Visual Culture in Spanish America, 1520-1820 seeks to make accessible images and texts produced in Spanish America from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century to a broad audience. The new Vistas website offers a gallery of high-resolution color images, each of them fully annotated, videos and interpretive essays on Vista’s six themes, along with discussion of related images. In the “Library” and “Texts” sections are primary documents relating to visual culture, with discussions and bibliography.

Image: detail of “Map of Cholula, Relaciones Geográficas,” VistasGallery, accessed September 5, 2020,