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Title Histoire du Mexique par figures [manuscript]
Document Type Manuscript
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Drawings of 63 figures of the Codex Mendoza, with explanations translated into French. The drawings follow, in part, those found in the Codex Mendoza, an early Aztec pictorial work commissioned by Antonio de Mendoza, first viceroy of New Spain from 1535-1550, for presentation to Charles V, and now in the Bodleian Library. There are three parts as they are laid out in the original Codex: the first presents a chronology of the Aztec kings from 1324 to 1521, indicating the number of years each king ruled, and which villages he conquered. The second part is a detailed inventory of the tributes that each town and village was obliged to pay to the Emperor. The third part describes the life of the Aztecs from birth, their economy, customs, laws and punishments.
Names Charles V; Mendoza, Antonio de
Places Mexico
Keywords art, Spain, New Spain, discovery, expedition, colonialism, conquistadors, illustration, history, custom, economy, law, Mexican
Theme Indigenous Peoples of Mexico; Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Mesoamerica
Language French
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT Ayer MS 1824
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue