Mapa / Plano Reconstructivo de la Region de Tenochtitlan al Comienzo de la Conquista
Arquitecto Luis Gonzalez Aparico, 1968
Map found in book Plano Reconstructivo de la Region de Tenochtitlan (Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia, Mexico 1973)
(High-resolution file of full map available for download at URL link at bottom of this page)
An unusually detailed, archaeo-/anthropologically informed conjectural map of the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, and its lacustrine hinterland of Lake Texcoco. The map shows the lake in wet season conditions, when the water was high. During dry season the water lowered, turning the lake zone into swampland and several lakelets (see maps at bottom of page).
From the Conquest period onward, the lake underwent a dramatic process of infill and drainage. Today this once formidable geographic feature has disappeared, replaced by the expanse of modern-day Mexico City (see last map on page).
Barbara Mundy 2015, The Death of Tenochtitlan and Life of Mexico City (U Texas Press).