Map Map of the Mayance Nations and Languages.

About this Item

Title

  • Map of the Mayance Nations and Languages.

Summary

  • This circa-1934 map, prepared for Maya Society Quarterly and printed by the National Printing Office, Guatemala, shows the distribution of the Mayance (Mayan) nations and languages in present-day southern Mexico, Guatemala, and western Honduras in the period from about 1000 to 1500. The map is based on the research of William E. Gates (1863--1940), an American Mayanist and collector of Mesoamerican manuscripts who worked for many decades on deciphering Maya hieroglyphic writing. Among the languages mapped by Gates are Maya (now known as Yucatec Maya), Cholti, Q'eqchi', and Huastec. Shown on the map are language boundaries, ancient place-names, and trails and ancient roads, along with modern state boundaries, place-names, railroads, and other geographic features.

Names

  • Gates, William, 1863-1940 Contributor.
  • Maya Society Creator.

Created / Published

  • Guatemala : National Printing Office, 1934.

Headings

  • -  Belize
  • -  El Salvador
  • -  Guatemala
  • -  Honduras
  • -  Mexico
  • -  Nicaragua
  • -  1000 to 1500
  • -  Indians of Central America
  • -  Indians of Mexico
  • -  Indigenous peoples
  • -  Mayan languages
  • -  Mayas
  • -  Mesoamerica

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 map : color ; 30 x 38 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: Columbus Memorial Library, Organization of American States.
  • -  Content in English and Spanish.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021668475

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Gates, William, Contributor, and Maya Society Creator. Map of the Mayance Nations and Languages. Guatemala: National Printing Office, 1934. Map. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668475/.

APA citation style:

Gates, W. & Maya Society Creator. (1934) Map of the Mayance Nations and Languages. Guatemala: National Printing Office. [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668475/.

MLA citation style:

Gates, William, Contributor, and Maya Society Creator. Map of the Mayance Nations and Languages. Guatemala: National Printing Office, 1934. Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021668475/>.