05 November 2016, 14:00 EST
Macon, GA, USALive Auction
Lot 88: [Codex Borbonicus] Codice Borbonico(29 views)
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Description: CODICE BORBONICO. MANUSCRITO PICTORICO ANTIGUO MEXICANO QUE SE CONSERVA EN LA BIBLIOTECA DE LA CAMARA DE DIPUTADOS DE PARIS (PALAIS BOURBON.) Mexico: Libreria Anticuaria, G. M. Echaniz, 1938. One of 25 copies. 16.25" x 16.5". Title and 36 leaves in colors on parchment (numbered 3-38.) 1/2 calf over cloth binder. Boards with much wear, some stains, scuffs, chips, loss to spine and corners. Title with library ink-stamp and number, leaves toned, one leaf cropped within neatline at lower margin, one 3" closed tear and one 2" closed tear, a few other shorter closed tears. Good. ******************************* #21 of 25 copies of this scarce facsimile of the Codex Borbonicus. The original codex was written by Aztec priests around the time of the Spanish conquest of Mexico.