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Nahnaitecs, their arrival in Mexico. I, 133. Nails, quantity imported into Vera Cruz in 1803, IV, 45. Napestla, river, may be identical with the Arkansas, If, 313. Narvaez, (Panfilo) his excursions, II, 337. Nasas, river, II, 294. Natchitoches, a country of the United States of America, bounded by the intendancy of San Luis Potosi, II, 276. Nauhcampatepetl, (Coffre de Perote) one of the most elevated summits of the Cordillera of Mexico, I, 62—Signification of this name, ibid. (*). Navarete, (Pedro Fernandez de) his estimate of the quantity of gold and silver which has flowed into Europe since 1492, III, 405. Narincopa, discovers the mine of Huancavelica, III, 310. Necker, his estimate of the quantity of gold and silver which has flowed into Europe since 1492, III, 410. Née, (M. Louis) botanist of the expedition of Malaspina, II, 377. Aegros, not numerous in Mexico, I, 236–Laws favourable to their freedom, I, 241. Nemontemi, complementary days of the Mexican year, II, 361. Nevado, signification of this word, II, 191 (+). New-Albion, see New California. New-Biscay, province, II, 284. c New California, province—Its coasts were surveyed by a Spanish expedition and by Vancouver, I, lvi–Its extent, II, 235—Is also called New Albion, II, 337—Missions and presidios which the court of Spain has established there, II, 338—Its climate, II, 340—Increase of its population, II, 343; and of the produce of the soil, ibid.— Nations who inhabit it, II, 345—Difference between their language, and the Aztec, II, 346—Their taste for hotbaths, II, 348—Their occupations, II, 349—Animals of

New California, II, 350—Missions which the Spaniards have founded in that country, II, 353; IV, 300.

New Galicia, kingdom—Its extent, I, 270. -

New Grenada, viceroyalty—Mercury which it furnishes, III, 306—Quantity of precious metals which it furnishes, III, 379–Balance of its annual commerce, IV, 128—Net revenue which the king of Spain derives from it, IV, 240– Its gross revenue, IV, 241.

, New Leon, kingdom, II, 272.

New Mexico, province—Its extent, II, 307—Its climate, II, 310—Its rivers, II, 31.1—Indians inhabiting it, II, 313—Its towns, II, 316 et seq.

New Navarre, see Sonora, province.

New Santander, province, II, 272.

New Santander, town, II, 282.

TNew Spain, maps of that country, I., ii—See map (reduced) of the kingdom of New Spain—Geographical positions of that country determined by astronomical observations, I, coxxiv.–cxliii—Points of which the heights have been measured, I, cyliv, et seq.-Extent of the country, I, 5; II, 1 ; IV, 322—It is the most important possession of the Spaniards, I, 9–Limits of the country, I, 10–This name originally designated only Yucatan, I, 11—It is not synonimous with Anahuac, I, 12–Comparison of its extent and population with those of Spain and the United States of America, I, 13–Configuration of its coasts, I, 16—Points at which this country is narrowest between the two seas, and project of joining these two seas, I, 18—See communications, &c.—Physical view of the country, I, 46--Its climate, I, 47—Construction of its mountains, I, 48—Description of their Table Lands, l, 56—Of their highest summits, I, 62—Climate of the coasts, I, 64—Distinction of the country into terras calientes templadas and frias, I, 65—Heights at which the metals are found, I, 70—Navigable rivers, I, 71– Lakes, I, 73–Vegetation, I, 73—See plants and vegetables—Limits of snows, I, 74–Heats of summer, I, 75– Rains, I, 76–Earthquakes and volcanic explosions, I, 78—Physical advantages of this country, I, 79–Dependence in which it is on the Havanah with respect to its military defence, I, 83–Dangers of navigation on its coast, ibid.—Population, I, 278; II. I—See this word— Divisions of the territory, 1st, before the Count de Galvez into ten provinces, I, 265–2d, Into fifteen intendancies and districts, I, 266–3d, Into three regions, I, 268– 4th, Into the kingdoms of Mexico and New Galicia, I, 270–5th, Into New Spain proper and internal provinces, I, 271—Its limits to the north and east, I, 273–Comparison of its extent and population with those of some other countries, I, 274—Division of the internal provinces, II, 279—Surface and population according to the territorial divisions, I, 380–Disproportion between the intendancies with respect to their extent, I, 282; with respect to their population, I, 284—Their relative population, I, 285–Statistical analysis of New Spain, II, 1–1st, Intendancy of Mexico, II, 3–189—See Mexico; 2d, of Puebla, II, 190–203; 3d, of Guanaxuato, II, 204–207– 4th, of Walladolid, II, 208–226; 5th, of Guadalaxara, II, 227—23.1 : 6th, of Zacatecas, II, 232—234; 7th, of Oaxaca, II, 235–242; 8th, of Merida, II, 243—249; 9th, of Vera Cruz, II, 250–270; 10th, of San Luis Potosi, II, 271– 283; 11th, of Durango, II, 284–295; 12th, of Sonora, II, 296–306; 13th, province of New Mexico, II, 307– 318; 14th, of Old California, II, 319–334; 15th, of New California, II—335, 355—See the detail under these different words: Puebla, Guanacuato, Walladolid, &c. Cursory view of the Great Ocean, from the port of San Francisco to the Russian settlements, II, 357—Voyages which have been undertaken there, II, 359–See Cabrillo, Gali, Viscayno, Perez, Heceta, Ayala, Bodega. Martinez Haro, Elisa, Fidalgo, Malaspina-State of the agriculture of New Spain, fl. 400–III, 103-see


agriculture, cerealia, plants, vegetables—State of the
mines, III, 104–454—See mines—State of the manufac-
tures, III, 455–489—See manufactures—State of the
commerce, III, 489–IV, 203—See commerce—Finances,
IV, 205—See revenue—Military State, IV, 247-282–
See force (armed.)
New Spain proper, its extent, I, 270.
Nezahualcojotl, king of Tezcuco, II, 117. w
Nicaragua, (Lake of) might serve to effectuate a communica-
tion between the two seas, I, 23.
Night, (melancholy) what period so called in the history of
Mexico, IL, 10.
Niño, (Andre) affirmed that there was no strait between South
and North America, IV, 19.
Niparaya, divinity of the Californians, II, 332.
Niza, (Marcos de) made astronomical observations on the Rio
de Balzas, II, 290–His fabulous accounts of the town of
Cibola, II, 323. -
Niza, (Taddeo de) a baptized Indian, author of a manuscript
work on the history of Mexico, II, 74 (*).
Noble Indians, see Caciques.
Nochistongo, (subterraneous gallery of) history of that work,
II, 125, et seq.
Nombre de Dios, town, II, 294.
Nopaleros, planters who rear the cochineal, III, 77.
Nordenflycht, (the Baron de) his geological cabinet, III,
Norte, (Rio del) may facilitate the commerce between the
two seas, I, 22—Description of that river, II, 311–Its loss
in 1752, II, 312.
Nortes de Hueso colorado, north winds of Mexico, I
85. .
Nootka, (Bay of) was visited before Cook by Juan Perez,
II, 364; and named port of San Lorenzo, ibid.-Settle-
ments which the Spaniards made there, II, 369-Des-
cription of the country, II, 372—Discussion between
Spain and the English respecting this possession, II, 373,
et seq. -
Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, a mineral spring, II, 101.
Nuñez (Alvar) Cabeza de Vaca, his voyage to New California,
II, 336.
Nuts, amount imported into Vera Cruz in 1802, IV, 33; in
1803, IV, 44.

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Oats, their cultivation in Mexico, II, 484.

Oaxaca, bishoprick—Its revenues, I, 231.

Oaxaca, intendancy—Number of ecclesiastics contained in
it, I, 230 (*)—Its extent and climate, II, 235–Aztec
monuments which it contains, II, 238–Cochineal is
cultivated there, II, 241—Its towns and mines, II, 241 ;

III, 127.

Oaxaca, valley, forms the marquisate of Cortez, II,

7 (+)
Oaxaca, town, II, 24.
obrajes, great cloth manufactories at Queretaro, III,
obregon, licenciado—his project for preserving Mexico from
inundations, II, 123. :
Obregon, first Count of Valenciana, III, 193.
obregon (Don Ignacio) information furnished by him to the
author, I, boxxviii.
obsidian, found among the ruins of the Casa Grande, II,
302—Mines of, wrought by the Aztecs, III, 116.
Oca, (oralis tuberosa) Its cultivation in Mexico, I, 500.
Ocaño (Rodriguez) discovers the mines of Chota, III,
343. 1, ... . .'; ) so.
Ocelorochitl, see Cacomite. -
ocoltan, salt work of the intendancy of Puebla, II, 199.

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