Siguenza Map - 1500s Map of Mexico

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Sigüenza Map

Introducing our remarkable reprint of a cartographic treasure, tracing the historic migration of the Aztec people from Aztlán to Tenochtitlan. This map, created in the distinct pictographic style prevalent in the central Mexican and Puebla valleys during the Post-Classical period, is a rare gem with no known counterparts. Believed to have originated in the 16th century, it offers a captivating glimpse into the journey of the Aztec civilization.

Immerse yourself in the rich narrative depicted on this unique map. Follow the path of the Aztec migration, accompanied by vivid storytelling of the places traversed and the migration itself. Each location is adorned with glyphs and symbols, representing both the significance and duration of their presence. These symbolic footprints form a trail, connecting the various locations and illuminating the historical odyssey undertaken by the Aztec people.

The original migration from the mythical Aztlán to Tenochtitlan symbolizes the Aztec's profound historical and symbolic transformation. Witness their divine blessings, monumental events in their history, revered heroes, and esteemed leaders, all culminating in their settlement on the captivating island of Tenochtitlan, from which they would go on to shape their world.

While the exact creators of this magnificent map remain uncertain, scholars believe it likely originated from the Chapultepec community. Revered by historians in Mexico since the 17th century, this precious document has been preserved and cherished. It carries the name of Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora (1645-1700), a distinguished Mexican scholar and government official, renowned for his early exploration of Aztec history.

Revel in the awe-inspiring narrative woven within this interesting map. This reprint allows you to savor the cultural and historical legacy of the Aztec people, offering a window into their remarkable journey through the ages. Discover the allure of their migration, the tales of their lands, and the ultimate culmination of their civilization.


Archive Paper

Archive Paper

Premium fine art paper that provides accurate color reproduction with high-contrast, high-resolution print output and maximum image permanence. A high-quality print ready for framing.

  • Museum quality paper for high-quality fine art.
  • Ultra smooth, neutral white matte finish.
  • Heavy-weight 230 gsm, 9.5 mil thickness.
  • Printed with pigment inks for longer print life and enhanced fade resistance.
  • Pigment based Canon LUCIA inks provide smooth tones and rich colors in fine, precise detail.
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