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This is a map of the Valley of Mexico on the eve of the Spanish conquest of Mexico. It shows the major towns within the Valley, in particular, the island capital of the Aztecs, Tenochtitlan.

The map also shows the five lakes that once existed within the Valley, highlighted to differentiate the brackish from the fresh waters.

This map was created by Madman an accompaniment to the Aztec article, but also makes an appearance on the chinampa article. It was compiled from several sources, most prominently those listed below. . .


  • Coe, Michael; Snow, Dean; Benson, Elizabeth; Atlas of Ancient America; Facts on File, New York, 1986.
  • Townsend, Richard F.; Aztecs; Thames & Hudson, London, 1992.


I, the author of this work, hereby publish it under the following license:

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  • (del) (cur) 23:42, 7 August 2006 . . Madman2001 ( Talk | contribs) . . 1330×1794 (1,407,660 bytes) (Very slightly improved version (I hope))
  • (del) (rev) 16:10, 14 June 2006 . . Madman2001 ( Talk | contribs) . . 1330×1794 (1,130,780 bytes) (Try to re-upload w smaller file)
  • (del) (rev) 14:44, 14 June 2006 . . Madman2001 ( Talk | contribs) . . 1330×1794 (1,475,233 bytes) (Slightly updated with addition of Culhuacan, adjustment in location of Xochimilco, etc )
  • (del) (rev) 17:22, 7 June 2006 . . Madman2001 ( Talk | contribs) . . 1330×1794 (1,197,883 bytes) (Map created by Madman based on several sources)

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  • Aztec
  • Chinampa
  • History of the Aztecs
  • Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/August-2006
  • Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Valley of Mexico c. 1519