The University Libraries' Mesoamerican codices collection consists of high quality facsimiles held in Special Collections, mass published facsimiles found on our shelves, early microfilm proxies of originals, and scholarly interpretations.
The manuscript is on European paper and the text is in Spanish. It is a fragment of a codex attributed to Don Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochitl, one of the outstanding historians of the early years of the Spanish Conquest. The codex deals with people and events of the pre-Conquest "Aztec Empire."
Includes reproduction of the Spanish manuscript in original format; commentary in French by J. de Durand-Forest. (Summary in French, English, and Spanish.)