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Codex Magliabechiano CL. XIII. 3 (B.R. 232) Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze Faksimile.

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3040B
Lot:
211
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$123$100

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Books & Manuscripts - 3040B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 12, 2017 11:00AM

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Codex Magliabechiano CL. XIII. 3 (B.R. 232) Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze Faksimile. Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, 1970. Publisher's quarto box, with leather spine, housing an introductory pamphlet by Ferdinand Anders, accompanied by the facsimile volume, illustrated in color and bound in full pigskin, housed in the original shipper's box, with pre-publication notices inserted, 10 x 7 3/4 in. overall.
The Codex Magliabechiano is a pictorial Aztec manuscript written during the early Spanish colonial period. It is representative of a set of codices known collectively as the Magliabechiano Group; others in the group include the Codex Tudela and the Codex Ixtlilxochitl. It is primarily a religious document, containing a glossary of cosmological and religious elements. This, and the other manuscripts in this group, depict the twenty names of the tonalpohualli, the eighteen monthly feasts, and the fifty-two-year cycle. Deities, religious rites, costumes, and cosmological beliefs are also illustrated in the work.
Estimate $200-300


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Magliabechiano Group, Austria, Aztec, Aztec codices, Codex Magliabechiano, Codex Tudela, Ixtlilxochitl, Time, Tonalpohualli, Graz

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