Descripción de la Villa del Espíritu Santo…y un mapa del curso del rio de Goatzcoalcos
Description of the province of Coatzacualco, which includes the town of Espíritu Santo and other adjacent towns in the Diocese of Oaxaca. Census was signed by alcalde mayor Suero de Cangas y Quiñonez. Document lists Mexicana, Mixteca, Zapotexa, and Popoluca as spoken languages, and over sixty towns. Additionally mentioned are, topographic features, natural resources, hospitals, churches, local hierarchy, and customs. Also included is a visual representation of the landscape, known as a pintura or map, which maps the course of the Coatzacualco River and the towns on its banks. 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.
Cangas y Quiñonez , Suero de (contributor), Stroza Gali, Francisco (artist), Basurto, Diego (witness), Martín de Valencia, Juan (witness), Hernández Alconohel, Gonzalo (witness), and García Icazbalceta, Joaquín, 1825-1894 (collector)
Date Created/Date Issued:
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, Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico, and Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, México
Mexico (country), Veracruz (state), and Coatzacoalcos (city)
Additional geographic place names and alternate spellings associated with this resource include: Coatzocoalco, Espíritu Santo, and Villa de Espíritu Santo.
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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 Coatzacualco (title) and https://collections.lib.utexas.edu/catalog/utblac:9a78720b-d927-4635-bdc0-9993a3024f9a (uri)