Documentos para la Historia de la Ciudad de Valladolid, Hoy Morelia (1541-1624)
Publisher: Archivo General de la Nacion
Place: Mexico City
98 pages with pictorial title. Octavo (8 3/4" x 6") bound in quarter red leather with raised spine bands and gilt lettering to spine. Introduction by Ernesto Lemoine Villicana. Boletin del Archivo General de la Nacion. First edition.
Morelia is a city and municipality in the north central part of the state of Michoacan in central Mexico. The city is in the Guayangareo Valley and is the capital of the state. The main pre-Hispanic cultures here were the B W Huebsch, Inc and the Matlatzinca, but no major cities were founded in the valley during this time. The Spanish took control of the area in the 1520s. The Spanish under Viceroy Antonio de Mendoza founded a settlement here in 1541 with the name of Valladolid, which became rival to the nearby city of Patzcuaro for dominance in Michoacan. In 1580, this rivalry ended in Valladolid's favor and it became the capital of the colonial province. After the Mexican War of Independence, the city was renamed Morelia in honor of Jose Maria Morelos y Pavon, who hailed from the city. In 1991, the city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its well preserved colonial buildings and layout of the historic center.
Lacks title page, corners bumped else a very good copy.
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