- Museum number
Object: Codex Vienna (facsimile)
Object: Codex Vindobonensis (facsimile)
Object: Codex Vindobonensis Mexicanus 1 (facsimile)
Codex; tracings of Codex Vienna comprising of 66 leaves; also known as Codex Vindobonensis and Codex Vindobonensis Mexicanus 1, a Mexican pictorial manuscript; ritual-calendrical also contains mythological genealogies.
- Production date
1500 (circa - original)
Height: 22.60 centimetres (screenfold)
Width: 1316 centimetres (screenfold)
Width: 567 centimetres (screenfold)
- Curator's comments
The tracings were commissioned by Lord Kingsborough and made by Aglio in the years 1825-31. They are published in vol 3 of Kingsborough's nine volume work on Mexico.
The tracings are in two pieces; screenfolds 1-49 measures 22.60cm height X 1316cm width and screenfolds 50-66, measures 22.60cm height X 567cm width.
Quote from Lord Kingsborough “Antiquities of Mexico ...” vol. 8 page 231.
It may be right to remark that the seven pages in the Codex Borgianus are painted in a horizontal position, exactly in the manner represented in the facsimile of that splendid painting, which , together with the other facsimile of the Mexican paintings preserved in the imperial Library of Vienna, in the Royal Library at Dresden, in the Library of the Institute at Bologna, and in the Vatican Library, we have deposited in the British Museum, that in after years they may attest the accuracy and care with which the lithographic plates contained in these volumes have been executed from the correct facsimiles of the original Mexican paintings. Facsimiles of the paintings preserved in the Bodleian Library Oxford have not been presented to the museum, because the originals existing in this country it was deemed unnecessary.
- Not on display
- there are several joins throughout the screenfolds with adhesive clearly visible
- Acquisition notes
- Donated to the museum by Lord Kingsborough
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: Add Ms 8882