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Title Conquista del reino de Nueva Galicia en la América septentrional [manuscript]: fundacion de su capital ciudad de Guadalajara sus progresos politicos y militares...
Author Padilla, Mota
Document Type Manuscript
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Nineteenth-century copy of the history of the conquest of Nueva Galicia and the founding of Guadalajara, its capital city, with descriptions of other provinces of New Spain, written in 1742 by Mota Padilla, fiscal of the Audiencia of Guadalajara. The history, arranged in 96 chapters, documents the conquest of Nueva Galicia, definitively concluded in 1529-31 by Nuño de Guzmán, as well as the early history and government of the province under Guzmán and other conquistadores such as Pedro Almendes Chirinos and Cristóbal de Oñate. Mota also outlines the founding of the city of Guadalajara in Nochistlán in 1532, the move to the valley of Atemajac in 1542, and its designation as capital of Nueva Galicia in 1560. The material covers the establishment of churches and convents in the city; the administration of the Real Audiencia and royal treasury of Guadalajara; municipal government; taxes; and biographical details on officials, clergy, and bishops of the city. There are a few chapters describing the towns, mining districts, terrain, and evangelization of the various Indian tribes of the provinces of Sinaloa, Sonora, Ostimuri, and California. Also included are color illustrations of the coats of arms of Guadalajara and Durango and of 2 conquistadores of the province, Francisco de Mota and Cristóval Romero; a plan of Guadalajara; and preliminary statements from King Ferdinand VI, endorsements by church officials, and the author’s note to the reader.
Names Guzmán, Nuño de; Chirinos, Pedro Almendes; Oñate, Cristóbal de; Mota, Francisco de; Romero, Cristóval; Ferdinand VI
Places Sinaloa, Sonora, Ostimuri, Guadalajara, Nochistlán, Atemajac, Durango, Jalisco, Mexico; California, United States
Keywords history, settlement, conquistadors, colonialism, New Spain, Spain, government, politics, tax, church, mining, observation, illustration
Theme Indigenous Peoples of Mexico; American Indians and the European Powers
Culture Area Mesoamerica, California
Language Spanish
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT Ayer MS 1172
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue