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Creator:
Kingsborough, Edward King, Viscount, 1795-1837.
Title(s):

Antiquities of Mexico : comprising fac-similes of ancient Mexican paintings and hieroglyphics, preserved in the royal libraries of Paris, Berlin and Dresden, in the Imperial library of Vienna, in the Vatican library, in the Borgian museum at Rome, in the library of the Institute at Bologna, and in the Bodleian Library at Oxford, together with The monuments of New Spain by M. Dupaix, with their respective scales of measurement and accompanying descriptions / the whole illustrated by many valuable inedited manuscripts by Lord Kingsborough ; the drawings, on stone, by A. Aglio.

Published/Created:
London : Published by Robert Havell ... and Colnaghi, Son, and Co ... : 1831-1848.
Physical Description:
9 v. : ill., facsims. (most col.) ; 55 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2015 40 Copy 1
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Vols. 6 and 7 were "printed by Richard and John E. Taylor, 1831." Vols. 8 and 9 have imprint: Published by Henry G. Bohn ... : Printed by Richard and John E. Taylor ..., 1848.
"In seven volumes"--Vols. 1-7, t.p. "In nine volumes"--Vols. 8 and 9, title page.
At end of v. 9: "Ritos antiquos, sacrificios é idolatrías de los Indios de la Nueva España ..." (60 p.). Section paged separately and designated in footers as "Vol. X"; however, text ends (p. 60) with: "End of Vol. IX which concludes the work."
Brunet vol. 3, col. 663
Graesse vol. 4, p. 19
Sabin, vol. 9, p. 484-485, item 37800
BAC: British Art Center copy 1 bound in red half morocco and mottled boards. Prospectus for the present work, together with other publications by Henry Herring, removed to Ephemera collection.
BAC: British Art Center copy 2 bound in blue half morocco and marbled boards.
Subject Terms:
Biblioteca apostolica vaticana.
Bibliothèque nationale (France)
Bodleian Library.
Boturini Benaducci, Lorenzo, 1702-1751 -- Art collections.
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer.
Codex Telleriano-Remensis.
Codex Vaticanus.
Ethnology -- Mexico.
Ethnology.
Indians of Mexico.
Indians, North American.
Königliche Bibliothek zu Berlin.
Literature -- Aztec.
Manuscripts, Nahuatl -- Facsimiles.
Mexico -- Antiquities.
Mexico -- History -- Conquest, 1519-1540.
Mexico -- History -- To 1519.
Nahuatl language.
Nahuatl literature.
Österreichische Nationalbibliothek.
Form/Genre:
Lithographs -- Hand-colored -- 1831-1848.
Contributors:
Aglio, Agostino, 1777-1857, artist.
Dupaix, Guillermo.
Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés, Gonzalo, 1478-1557.
Cortés, Hernán, 1485-1547.
Bernardino, de Sahagún, 1499-1590.
Simón, Pedro, 1565-
Alvarado Tezozómoc, Fernando, active 1598.
Alva Ixtlilxóchitl, Fernando de, 1578-1650.
Adair, James, approximately 1709-1783.
Veytia, Mariano, 1718-1780?
Bohn, Henry G. (Henry George), 1796-1884, publisher.
Havell, Robert, 1793-1878, publisher.
Moyes, James, -1838, printer.
Richard and John Edward Taylor (Firm), printer.
Colnaghi (P. & D.) & Co., publisher.
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  • 1. Copy of the Collection of Mendoza, Bodleian Library, 73 p.
  • Copy of the Codex Telleriano-Remensis, Royal Library at Paris, 93 p.
  • Facsimile of a Mexican hieroglyphic painting from the collection of Boturini, 23 p.
  • Facsimile of an original Mexican painting, collection of Sir Thomas Bodley, Bodleian Library, 40 p.
  • Facsimile of an original Mexican painting, Selden Collection of Mss. in the Bodleian Library, 20 p.
  • Facsimile of an original Mexican hieroglyphic painting, Selden Collection, 1 roll. 2. Copy of a Mexican ms. in the Vatican Library, 149 p.
  • Facsimile of an original Mexican painting given to Oxford University by Archbishop Laud, Bodleian Library, 46 p.
  • Facsimile of an original Mexican painting, Imperial Library at Vienna, 66 p.
  • Facsimiles of original Mexican paintings deposited in the Royal Library at Berlin by Baron De Humboldt, and of a Mexican bas-relief, Royal Cabinet of Antiques.
  • 3. Facsimile of an original Mexican painting, Borgian Museum, College of Propaganda, Rome, 76 p.
  • Facsimile of an original Mexican painting, Royal Library at Dresden, 74 p.
  • Facsimile of an original Mexican painting in the possession of M. De Féjérvary, at Pess, Hungary, 44 p.
  • Facsimile of an original Mexican painting, Vatican Library, 96 p. 4. Monuments of New Spain, by M. Dupaix, from the original drawings [black and white lithographs] executed by order of the King of Spain; in three parts
  • Specimens of Mexican sculpture in the possession of M. Latour Allard, Paris
  • Specimens of Mexican sculpture, British Museum
  • Plates copied from the Giro del Mondo of Gemelli Careri, with an engraving of a Mexican cycle from a painting formerly in the possession of Boturini
  • Specimen of Peruvian Quipus.
  • 5. Extrait de l'ouvrage de M. De Humboldt sur les monumens de l'Amérique (p. [1])
  • Esplicacion de la colección de Mendoza (p. [37])
  • Explicación del Codex Telleriano-Remensis (p. [127])
  • Codice mexicano, che si conserva nella Biblioteca Vaticana, al No. 3738 MS. (p. [159])
  • Viages de Guillelmo Dupaix sobre la antiguedades mejicanas (p. [207])
  • Libro sexto de la retórica y filosofia, moral y teologia, de la gente mexicana / Frayle Bernardino de Sahagún (p. [345]). 6. Appendix: [Kingsborough's] Interpretation of the hieroglyphical paintings of the Collection of Mendoza
  • Explanation of the hieroglyphical paintings of the Codex Telleriano-Remensis
  • Translation of the explanation of the Mexican paintings of the Codex Vaticanus [incl. copious notes]
  • The Monuments of New Spain / by M. Dupaix [translation of Viages de Guillelmo Dupaix] (p. 421)
  • Notes.
  • 7. Historia universal de las cosas de Nueva España / por Fr. Bernardino de Sahagún. 8. Supplementary notes
  • Supplementary extracts from Spanish authors: [excerpts from] La Monarquía Indiana de Torquemada [on Indian customs and practices, with notes in English]
  • [excerpts from] Sobre el origen de los Indios / Garcia
  • Historia del origen de las gentes que poblaron la America septentrional / Mariano Fernández de Echevarría y Veitia (p. [159])
  • Tercera [y cuarta] noticia[s] de la segunda parte de las Noticias historiales de las conquistas de Tierra Firme / Fr. Pedro Simon (p. [219])
  • History of the North American Indians, their customs, &c. / James Adair (p. [273])
  • Cartas inéditas de Hernando Cortés (p. [401])
  • Relaciones inéditas de Fernández de Oviedo (p. [419]).
  • 9. Crónica Mexicana de Fernando de Alvarado Tezozomoc (p. [1])
  • Historia Chichimeca por Don Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochitl (p. [197])
  • Relaciones de Don Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochitl (p. [317])
  • Ritos antiguos, sacrificios e idolatrias de los Indios de la Nueva España y de su conversión à la fée y quienes fueron los que primero la predicaron (p. [1]-60 at end).

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