Kingsborough, Edward King, viscount; Dupaix, Guillermo; Sahagún, Antiquities of Mexico: comprising fac-similes of ancient Mexican paintings and. page from Antiquities of Mexico showing glyphs. Book Info. Icons, Metadata. Author: Kingsborough, Edward King, viscount; Dupaix, Guillermo; Sahagún. The magnificent nine-volume publication entitled Antiquities of Mexico was produced by Edward King, Viscount Kingsborough, from Through its fine.

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The whole illustrated by many valuable inedited Manuscripts.

Antiquities of Mexico v.2 (1831)

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By using this site, you agree to the Antiquitirs of Use and Privacy Policy. The whole illustrated by many valuable inedited manuscripts, by Lord Kingsborough. Kingsborough commissioned the Italian landscape painter Agostino Aglio to furnish the reproduction drawings and lithographs of the Mesoamerican artworks and codices used to illustrate the volumes.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Views Read Edit View history. As stated on the title of volumes I-VII, the work was intended to contain seven volumes; the last two volumes were published by Bohn as a supplement based on the author’s notes. Antiquities of Mexico Title page of volume 1. With the support of Sir Thomas Phillipps, many of whose manuscripts are described in the Antiquitieshe employed the Italian painter Agustine Aglio to scour Europe’s greatest libraries and private collections for Mexican manuscripts, which Aglio sketched and later lithographed for publication.

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Kingsborough, Edward ; King, Viscount — Aglio spent the better part of six years travelling to the libraries and museums of Europe to examine and draw all of the “Ancient Mexican” documents, artefacts and manuscripts known in European collections of the time. Click on image or caption above to see image in the zoom viewer. Retrieved from ” https: III — and decided to devote himself to the study of Central American manuscripts and artifacts.

Together with the Monuments of New Spain, by M. A record for this resource appears in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog. It was originally planned as ten, but Lord Kingsborough died before the full work could be completed.

From January to April inclusive, vol. The story of Kingsborough’s fateful engouement for Mexican manuscripts is well known: Lost Tribes and Sunken Continents: More about permissions and copyright The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States Title 17, United States Code or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions.


Dupaix, with their respective Scales of Measurement, and accompanying Descriptions. New and improved series. This page was last edited on 12 Augustat University of California Press. Mailing Address and Information. Antiquities of Mexico was produced to make copies of kintsborough manuscripts in European collections available for study by scholars. Contact Client Service info christies.

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Together with the Monuments of New Spain, by M. Title page of volume 1. Antiquities of Mexico is a compilation of facsimile reproductions of Mesoamerican literature such as Maya codicesMixtec codicesand Aztec codices as well as historical accounts and explorers’ descriptions of archaeological ruins.

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