OFFICIAL REPORTS ON THE TOWNS OF TEQUIZISTLAN, TEPECHPAN, ACOLMAN, AND SAN JUAN TEOTIHUACAN SENT BY FRANCISCO DE CASTAŅEDA TO HIS MAJESTY, PHILIP II, AND THE COUNCIL OF THE INDIES, IN 1580. Papers of the Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Vol. XI, No. 2. Translated and edited, with an introduction and notes by...
Place Published: Cambridge, Mass.
Publisher: Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology
Date Published: 1926
Condition: (partly detached wrps, cracked interior hinge; o/w v.g. condition)
Pages: 41-84 pp
Book Id: 97040
b/w plates, facs. (1 fldg.), wrps
Report on Spanish colonial questionnaire sent out to towns in the State of Mexico. Includes a map of subordinated towns part of the jurisdiction of Tequizistlan (today a town in Tezoyuca), created by Alonzo de Santa Cruz (b. ca. 1505- 1567) the renowned colonial Spanish cartographer of the Consejo de Indias, (i.e., the Council of Indian Affairs). "The remarkable acumen of the Spanish authorities in sending out questionnaire to many of the settlements throughout the Spanish domain in America is amply justified by the wealth of material collected by the means. The replies to the list of questions returned by the various towns were all important but special interest centers on that sent by San Juan Teotihuacan on account of the famous ruins of the site. Mrs. Nuttall early discovered the great importance of this manuscript and has kindly translated it for the present paper"-Note p. . Contents: Plate 1. Map op Tequizistlan, Tepechpan, Acolman, and San Juan Teotihuacan -- Plate 2. A Part of the Map by Alonso de Santa Cruz (circa 1570) -- Figures -- Fog. 1 Place-names of Texcoco -- Fig. 2. Place-name of Acolman