Codex Reese. [left quarter]
1 ms. map : hand col. ; 72.5 x 177.5 cm.
WA MSS S-2533
Nahuatl map on maguey paper documenting agricultural holdings in the Valley of Mexico, probably fields of bulrush or maize under the colonial jurisdiction of Tenochtitlan, Mexico City, ca. 1565. [READ ON...]
via Diana Fane (thanks!):
MAPPING THE WORLDS
of sixteenth-century Mexico
A symposium at Yale University
September 15 & 16, 2006
The recent discovery of a sixteenth-century Mexican land map in the collection of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library provides the starting point for this Yale-sponsored symposium. Drawn by indigenous artists and probably commissioned by the Spanish colonial government, the map is one of the earliest depictions of New Spain. Symposium participants will cover a broad range of topics relevant to studies of the early colonial period in Central Mexico, including the changing politics of land usage, the role of women in society, and the place of religious institutions in the Nahua-Christian world. The symposium will also examine other related manuscripts from 16th-century Mexico and their social, cultural, and visual contexts.
Sponsored by the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Council on latin American & Iberian Studies of the Yale Center for International and Area Studies, and the Department of the History of Art, Yale University.
Friday September 15
A keynote lecture by Rolena Adorno, Reuben Post Halleck Professor of Spanish, Yale University
Reception to follow.
Saturday September 16
Speakers scheduled to appear:
Dennis Carr, Yale University; Maria Casteñeda de la Paz, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; Jaime Lara, Yale Divinity School; Diana Magaloni, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; Mary Miller, Yale University; Barbara Mundy, Fordham University; Matthew Robb, Yale University; Gordon Whittaker, Göttingen University.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC