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Map [The Codex Quetzalecatzin]. Mapa de Ecatepec-Huitziltepec / Codex Ehecatepec and Huitziltepec / Charles Ratton Codex

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  • [The Codex Quetzalecatzin].

Other Title

  • Mapa de Ecatepec-Huitziltepec
  • Codex Ehecatepec and Huitziltepec
  • Charles Ratton Codex

Created / Published

  • [Mexico] : [Producer not identified], 1593.


  • -  Real property--Mexico--Oaxaca (State)--Maps
  • -  Real property--Mexico--Puebla (State)--Maps
  • -  Landowners--Mexico--Oaxaca (State)--Maps
  • -  Landowners--Mexico--Puebla (State)--Maps
  • -  Aztecs--Early works to 1800--Maps
  • -  Indians of Mexico--Mexico--Oaxaca (State)--Maps
  • -  Indians of Mexico--Mexico--Puebla (State)--Maps
  • -  Indians of Mexico--Mexico--Oaxaca (State)--Pictorial works
  • -  Indians of Mexico--Mexico--Puebla (State)--Pictorial works
  • -  Oaxaca (Mexico : State)--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • -  Puebla (Mexico : State)--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • -  Oaxaca (Mexico : State)--Pictorial works
  • -  Puebla (Mexico : State)--Pictorial works
  • -  Mexico--Oaxaca (State)
  • -  Mexico--Puebla (State)


  • Cadastral maps
  • Early maps
  • Manuscript maps


  • -  Shows genealogical information and land ownership for the Nahuatl "de Leon" family from 1480-1593.
  • -  Map covers southern Puebla from the church of Todos Santos, Ecatepec (now suburb to the north east of modern-day Mexico City), and Lake Texcoco (now the National Reserve "El Caracol") to the church of Santa Cruz Huitziltepec, Pue at the lower right, with the lower portion of the map crossed by what appears to be the Atoyac River in northern Oaxaca.
  • -  Relief shown pictorially.
  • -  Title from dealer's publication.
  • -  Iron gall ink and watercolor on European laid paper, some discoloration and repaired losses, and mounted on cloth.
  • -  Includes text, romanized Nahuatl glosses for the hieroglyphics, the date "1593" in Latin script in lower left, and color illustrations.
  • -  On verso in lower right corner: 2668.
  • -  Place names in Latin with translations of numerous ancient Mexican hieroglyphs.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.


  • 1 manuscript map : color ; 90 x 73 cm

Call Number/Physical Location

  • G4701.G46 1593 .C6


  • Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA dcu

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2017590521

Online Format

  • image

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The Codex Quetzalecatzin. [Mexico: Producer not identified, 1593] Map.

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(1593) The Codex Quetzalecatzin. [Mexico: Producer not identified] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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The Codex Quetzalecatzin. [Mexico: Producer not identified, 1593] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.