I’m still not 100% decided on my question, however, I know the topic is going to include the use of cartography in this era of colonialism. My list of sources isn’t final, but I’ve been looking at using the following:
My primary source will probably be Universalis cosmographia secundum Ptholomaei traditionem et Americi Vespucii aliorumque lustrationes. (Its a mouthful, but it is a map from around 1507, with perhaps the first depiction of the Americas.)
My secondary sources are a little less unique:
Urban Cartography in Latin America during the Colonial Period.
Cartography and Power in the Conquest and Creation of New Spain.
Cartography as a Tool of Colonization.
Theory and the History of Cartography.