Description of Culhuacan, town in the Archdiocese of Mexico. Census was signed by Gonzalo Gallegos and Fray Juan Núñez. Document lists Mexicaltzingo as the cabecera, Mexicana as the language spoken, natural resources, and fauna. There are also descriptions of systems of governance, the native population, topographic features, and architecture. 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.
Gallegos, Gonzalo (signer), Paz, Diego de (contributor), Núñez, Fray Juan (scribe), San Agustín, Pedro de (artist), Salcedo, Francisco de (scribe), Núñez, Fray Juan (signer), 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, Culhuacán, State of Mexico, Mexico, and Culhuacán, México, México
Mexico (country), Mexico (state), and Culhuacán (city)
Additional geographic place names and alternate spellings associated with this resource include: Mexicaltzingo y su partido.
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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 Culhuacan (title) and https://collections.lib.utexas.edu/catalog/utblac:d5ddf214-248e-462f-acdc-81d27463226f (uri)