Description of the administrative capital Acapistla and its surroundings, located in the Archdiocese of Mexico. Census was signed by alcalde mayor Juan Gutiérrez de Liébana. Document details the history of Acapistla, the etymology of its name and other community names within its jurisdiction, lists Mexicana as the language spoken, natural resources, flora and fauna, locations of churches and monasteries, and Acapistla's location within the Archdiocese of Mexico. Also mentioned are the sixteen smaller communities found within the jurisdiction of Acapistla, which are Texcala, Atlitiqui, Suchitlan, Zuquiapa, Ayapanco, Itlacan, Tecaxiqui, Tecocuzpa, Zahuatlan, Tetliculuca, Calalpa, Ecatepeque, Zacatepeque, Atlahuymulco, and Pazulco. 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.
Gutiérrez de Liébana, Juan (contributor), Gutiérrez de Liébana, Juan (signer), Cortés, Pablo (signer), San Juan, Martín de (signer), Cruz, Gabriel de la (signer), Perales, Francisco de (interpreter), García Ruiz, Hernán (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, Yecapixtla, Morelos, Mexico, and Yecapixtla, Morelos, México
Mexico (country), Morelos (state), and Yecapixtla (city)
Additional geographic place names and alternate spellings associated with this resource include: Villa de Acapistla and Ayacapistla.
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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 Acapistla (title) and https://collections.lib.utexas.edu/catalog/utblac:9202cf3b-3a38-4498-89bc-67d0b03e9509 (uri)