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The Mapping of New Spain: Indigenous Cartography and the Maps of the Relaciones Geograficas / Edition 1

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Overview


To learn about its territories in the New World, Spain commissioned a survey of Spanish officials in Mexico between 1578 and 1584, asking for local maps as well as descriptions of local resources, history, and geography. In The Mapping of New Spain, Barbara Mundy illuminates both the Amerindian (Aztec, Mixtec, and Zapotec) and the Spanish traditions represented in these maps and traces the reshaping of indigene world views in the wake of colonization.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226550978
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2000
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 306
  • Sales rank: 1,103,510
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


Barbara E. Mundy is an assistant professor of art history at Fordham University and a contributor to Volume 2, Book 3 of The History of Cartography.
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Table of Contents


List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Author's Note
Ch. 1: Spain and the Imperial Ideology of Mapping
Ch. 2: Mapping and Describing the New World
Ch. 3: Colonial Spanish Officials and the Response to the Relacion
Geografica Questionnaire
Ch. 4: The Native Painters in the Colonial World
Ch. 5: The Native Mapping Tradition in the Colonial Period
Ch. 6: Language and Naming in the Relaciones Geograficas Maps
Ch. 7: The Relaciones Geograficas and Other Viceregal Maps in New Spain
Ch. 8: Conclusion
App. A: Catalogue of Maps Studied
App. B: The Questionnaire of the Relaciones Geograficas
App. C: The Nahuatl Inscriptions of the Macuilsuchil Map
App. D: A Typical Viceregal Acordado
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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