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The categorization on this page is based on the work of John B. Glass and his book, Catalogo de la Coleccion de Codices, Museo Nacional de Antropologia, Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia, Mexico, 1964.
Call Number: SPE F 1435.3 P6 C66X 1975
Publication Date: 1975
One of the most important of the surviving preconquest Mesoamerican pictorial manuscripts, the Dresden Codex contains divinatory almanacs, multiplication tables for synodical revolutions of the planet Venus, representations of various ceremonies and deities, eclipse and Venus tables, multiplication tables of various numbers (presumably astronomical, divinatory, or calendrical in nature). It also treats other matters, including disease and agriculture.
Commentary in German by H. Deckert and F. Anders with bibliographical references and preface also in English.
El códice Huichapan (electronic) by
Call Number: F 1219.56 H842 L38X 2006
Publication Date: 2006
Digital edition that rescues the rich historic and pictographic legacy of the Códice Huichapan, an otom-tlaxcalteca manuscript, written in otom, in the 17th century considered the largest in the world, measuring originally 8 meters long and 2 meters high. Some sections devoted to the colonial administrative activities of the convent of San Mateo Huichapan (Hueichiapan), in the state of Hidalgo, although a large part is in reference of the history of the important seoro (kingdom) of Jilotepec, in the state of Mexico. The CD version breaks the texts down into manageable fragments and contains explanations
Codices Becker I/II - Museum für Völkerkunde Wien, Inv. Nr. 60306 & 60307
Call Number: SPE** F 1219 C639 1961
Publication Date: 1961
(**Oversized) Codex Becker No. I consists of fragments of a larger document of which the Códice Colombino also forms a part. It treats the life and history of the 11th C. Mixtec ruler, 8 Deer, and has dates embracing the years A.D. 1047-68.
Codices Becker I/II - Museo de Etnología de Viena, No. de inventario 60306 & 60307
Call Number: SPE** F 1219 C6398
Publication Date: 1964
(**Oversized) Codex Becker No. II is divided into two horizontal bands. In the lower band are nine Indian couples with calendrical and personal name glyphs. In the upper are six couples added by a different or later hand, which was also responsible for the place gylphs in the lower division. Both sets of drawings are in the traditional Mixtec style.
Call Number: SPE** F 1219 C6548x 1966
Publication Date: 1966
This manuscript, in traditional Mixtec style, treats the life and history of 8 Deer, Tiger Claw from A.D. 1028 to 1048.
(Interpretation by Alfonso Caso in English and Spanish)
Codice de Huamantla
Call Number: SPE** F 1219.56 C627 C63X 1984 V.1 and V.2
Publication Date: 1984
This "codex" consists of fragments of a very large painting, some of which is believed to have been lost since it was first described by Borutini in the eighteenth century. The principal theme is warfare. Indians armed with bows, arrows, macanas, and shields with the symbol for war between them are a frequent motif. The taking of prisoners and sacrifices are also shown, as are native houses, place glyphs, and other symbols.