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Stad Vera Cruz, Veracruz interesting map Izaak Tirion 1784



De Stad Vera Cruz, Veracruz, Izaak Tirion 1784

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De Stad Vera Cruz, Veracruz interesting map Izaak Tirion 1784

Title: De Stad Vera Cruz
(Veracruz in new Spain)

Cartographer: Izaak Tirion Amsterdam

Origin: Nieuwe en beknopte handatlas / Tegenwoordige staat van alle volkeren 1740/1784.

Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave
The Totonacs were the first people with whom the Spanish had contact on the American mainland.
The very first contact was with Captain Juan de Grijalva on the coastline north of the present-day city of Veracruz.
Still chafing under Aztec rule, Totonac ruler Tlacochcalcatl welcomed Hernán Cortés and promised 50,000 warriors to help defeat Tenochtitlan.
The Spanish helped the Totonacs expel Aztec tribute collectors and seizing control of some Aztec outposts.
The Spanish founded the port city of Veracruz on the coast, as the first municipality under the direct control of the king of Spain.
Cortés then began his march inland to Tenochtitlan.
During the Conquest, the rest of the Totonac peoples allied themselves with the Spanish but the Huastecs, despite also being under Aztec rule, fought against them.
After the fall of Tenochtitlan, Cortés sent a regiment to subdue the Huastecs.

Hand colored copper plate engraving.

Image app.: 22 x 18cm. 8.5 x 7 inches.
Condition: Excellent.