Description of Teozacoalco and Amoltepec, towns in the Diocese of Oaxaca. Census signed by Juan Ruiz Zuazo and Hernando de Cervantes. Document lists Mixteca as the spoken language, surrounding towns such as Zenzontepeque, topographic features, and flora and fauna. There are also details of the local jurisdiction, hierarchy, and systems of governance, etymology of names, and churches. 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.
Cervantes, Hernando de (signer), Ruiz Zuazo, Juan (signer), Cervantes, Hernando de (scribe), 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
Time Period Covered:
Diocese of Oaxaca, Diócesis de Oaxaca, San Pedro Teozacoalco, Oaxaca, Mexico, and San Pedro Teozacoalco, Oaxaca, México
Mexico (country), Oaxaca (state), San Pedro Teozacoalco (city), Mexico (country), Oaxaca (state), and Santiago Amoltepec (city)
17.016609, -97.2862 and 16.641311, -97.496198
Additional geographic place names and alternate spellings associated with this resource include: Teozacualco.
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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 Teozacoalco (title), https://collections.lib.utexas.edu/catalog/utblac:059d9312-d77c-41d9-81ed-da65bda50a15 (uri), Pintura de Amoltepec (title), and https://collections.lib.utexas.edu/catalog/utblac:e1372d7e-40f1-47b5-90b4-cb9568457187 (uri)