This catalog accompanied an exhibit of illustrated books and maps about Mexico from the 16th century through to the late 19th century. The exhibit documented the gradual process by which the cultures of pre-Columbian Mexico were described and published in Spain, in rival European countries, in Mexico itself, and in the United States. Most of the books on display had been in the USC library since the 1830s and 1840s.
University of South Carolina, “University of South Carolina Libraries – The Emergence of Mexico Exhibition, 2004”. http://scholarcommons.sc.edu/rbsc_pubs/7/