Description of Ixcatlan, located in the Diocese of Oaxaca. Census was signed by Gonzalo Velázquez de Lara. Document lists Cuicateca, Chochona, and Mexicana as the spoken languages and includes full descriptions of Ixcatlan, Quiotepeque, and Tecomahuaca. Additionally included are descriptions of the relationship between Quiotepec and Tecomahuac, the climate, native population, local jurisdiction, hierarchy and customs, and flora and fauna. 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.
Velázquez de Lara, Gonzalo (artist), Velasquez de Lara, Gonzalo (signer), Chávez, Juan de (scribe), Coronel, Pedro (contributor), 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 Oaxaca, Diócesis de Oaxaca, Santa María Ixcatlán, Oaxaca, Mexico, Santa María Ixcatlán, Oaxaca, México, Santiago Quiotepec, Oaxaca, Mexico, Santiago Quiotepec, Oaxaca, México, Santa María Tecomavaca, Oaxaca, Mexico, and Santa María Tecomavaca, Oaxaca, México
Mexico (country), Oaxaca (state), Santa María Ixcatlán (city), Mexico (country), Oaxaca (state), Santiago Quiotepec (city), Mexico (country), Oaxaca (state), and Santa María Tecomavaca (city)
17.853303, -97.190949, 17.900164, -96.982876, and 17.956073, -97.024119
Additional geographic place names and alternate spellings associated with this resource include: Ixcatlan, Quiotepeque, and Tecomahuaca.
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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 Ixcatlan (1 of 2) (title), https://collections.lib.utexas.edu/catalog/utblac:5e2afb53-d229-48e1-a279-bd6c707edb69 (uri), Pintura de Ixcatlan (2 of 2) (title), and https://collections.lib.utexas.edu/catalog/utblac:32d57913-539d-432c-8b8f-5177e4c519ef (uri)