Description of Misantla, town in the Diocese of Tlaxcala. Census signed by Diego Pérez de Arteaga. Document lists Totonaco as the spoken language, flora and fauna, and surrounding towns such as Colipa, Mezcalizingo, and Chiconquiaco. There are also details of the native population, topographic features, etymology of names, local hierarchy and systems of governance, and medicines used. Also included is a visual representation of the landscape, known as a pintura or map. This is one of a series of responses to a political and cultural survey circulated by King Philip II of Spain titled relaciones geográficas, which were gathered between the years 1579-1585.
Pérez de Arteaga, Diego (scribe), Delgado, Gaspar (contributor), Pérez de Arteaga, Diego (signer), and García Icazbalceta, Joaquín, 1825-1894 (collector)
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Benson Latin American Collection, LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections, The University of Texas at Austin
Indigenous peoples--Mexico--History--Sources, New Spain--Description and travel, New Spain--History--Sources, New Spain--Maps, Manuscript, Spain--Colonies--History--Sources, Mexico--History--16th century--Sources, Manuscripts, Mexican, Pueblos indígenas--México--Historia--Fuentes, Nueva España--Descripción y viaje, Nueva España--Historia--Fuentes, Nueva España--Mapas, Manuscritos, España--Colonias--Historia--Fuentes, México--Historia--Siglo XVI--Fuentes, and Manuscritos, Mexicanos
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Diocese of Tlaxcala, Diócesis de Tlaxcala, Misantla, Veracruz, Mexico, and Misantla, Veracruz, México
Mexico (country), Veracruz (state), and Misantla (city)
Additional geographic place names and alternate spellings associated with this resource include: Mizantla and Mazantla.
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Related Resource - Host:
Joaquín García Icazbalceta Manuscript Collection (title) and https://txarchives.org/utlac/finding_aids/00036.xml (uri)
Related Resource - Other:
Pintura de Misantla (title) and https://collections.lib.utexas.edu/catalog/utblac:0ed957f7-d5d4-432e-a371-70f9e02c8651 (uri)