- Museum number
Object: Codex Aubin
Object: Códice Aubin 1576
Object: Códice de 1576
Object: Historia de la nación mexicana
Object: Histoire mexicaine
Codex consisting of eighty-one leaves of European paper bound in red leather and guarded out. A painted pictorial history of the Mexican people, together with printed text in Nahuatl of the Aztecs, recording the names of the Indian tribes who travelled together and the leaders of the Aztecs, with their departure from Aztlán and the dynastic history of Tenochtitlan and colonial events.
- Production date
Height: 15.50 centimetres
Width: 13.40 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Further details of other names: Historia de la nación mexicana (Boturini) and Histoire mexicaine (Aubin).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2002, London, Royal Academy, Aztecs
2003, Berlin, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Aztecs
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Transferred from the former British Museum Library, Department of Manuscript to the Department of Ceramics and Ethnography 20th October 1926.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: Add Ms 31219