Description of Iguala, located in the Archdiocese of Mexico. The only visible signature is that of the scribe, Fernando Alfonso de Estrada. Document lists Cuixca and Chontal as the spoken languages. Document also details the native population, wildlife, climate, the province, and full descriptions of the region's cabeceras: Iguala, Cocula, Tepecuacuilco, Mayanala, Ohuapa, Tasmalaca, and Izuco. 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.
Alfonso de Estrada, Fernando (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
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Archdiocese of Mexico, Arquidiócesis de México, Cocula, Guerrero, Mexico, and Cocula, Guerrero, México