Painting a Map of Sixteenth-century Mexico City: Land, Writing, and Native Rule (BOK)

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In 1975, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Yale University acquired an exceptional mid-16th-century map of Mexico City, which, until 1521, had been the capital of the Aztecs, the Nahua-speaking people who dominated the Valley of Mexico. This extraordinary six-by-three-foot document, showing landholdings and indigenous rulers, has yielded a wealth of information about the artistic, linguistic, and material culture of the Nahua after the Spanish invasion. This book marks the first publication of both the complete map and the multi-disciplinary research that it spurred. A distinguished team of specialists in history, art history, linguistics, and conservation science has worked together for nearly a decade; the scientific analysis of the map's pigments and paper in 2007 marks the most thorough examination of a pictorial document from early colonial Mexico to date. The result of their work, the essays in "Painting a Map of Sixteenth-Century Mexico", not only focuses on the map but also explores the situation of the indigenous people of Mexico City in the 16th century and their interactions with Europeans.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forlag
Yale University Press
ISBN 9780300180718 Antall sider 304
Dimensjoner 21,6cm x 27,9cm x 2,5cm Vekt 1293 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Barbara E. Mundy, Mary E. Miller
Emner og form Indigenous peoples, Historical maps & atlases, History of art & design styles: c 1400 to c 1600