Albert Palacios, LLILAS Benson Digital Scholarship Coordinator
Jennifer Isasi, LLILAS Benson CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Fellow
Among the holdings of the Benson Latin American Collection, Joaquín García Icazbalceta's Collection of Relaciones Geográficas of Mexico and Guatemala is consistently a major attraction for visiting scholars. The collection comprises original manuscript accounts and artistic renditions of the local geography with dates ranging from 1578 to 1586. There were 191 responses to this questionnaire, of which the present location of 167 are known, including the 43 held by the Benson Latin American Collection. The other known existing Relaciones Geográficas are held by the Archivo General de Indias, Seville, and the Real Academia de la Historia, Madrid.
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