Book/Printed Material Codex of Mexican History from 1221 to 1594.

About this Item

Title

  • Codex of Mexican History from 1221 to 1594.

Summary

  • This manuscript is an 18th-century copy of an original that has since been lost. It recounts the history of Mexico from 1221 to 1594. Among other events, it mentions the mythical discovery of Tenochtitlan (forerunner of Mexico City) by Cuauhcohuatl and the death of Emperor Moctezuma (also seen as Montezuma). The document is in Nahuatl, the main language of the indigenous population of Mexico. The copy was made in Mexico on paper imported from Europe, most likely by Father José Antonio Pichardo (1748-1812), who created many other copies of Mexican manuscripts held in the collections of the National Library of France.

Names

  • Pichardo, José Antonio, 1748-1812 Scribe.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1748 to 1799]

Headings

  • -  Spain
  • -  Mexico
  • -  1221 to 1598
  • -  Aztec mythology
  • -  Aztecs
  • -  Codex
  • -  Cortés, Hernán, 1485-1547
  • -  Indians of Mexico
  • -  Indigenous peoples
  • -  Kings and rulers
  • -  Mesoamerica
  • -  Mexico--Conquest, 1519-1540
  • -  Montezuma II, Emperor of Mexico, circa 1480-1520
  • -  Pictorial works
  • -  Spaniards

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 18 folios : European paper ; 16 x 31 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: National Library of France.
  • -  Content in Classical Nahuatl and Spanish.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021668121

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • pdf
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Pichardo, José Antonio, Scribe. Codex of Mexican History fromto 1594. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1799, 1748] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668121/.

APA citation style:

Pichardo, J. A. (1748) Codex of Mexican History fromto 1594. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1799] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668121/.

MLA citation style:

Pichardo, José Antonio, Scribe. Codex of Mexican History fromto 1594. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1799, 1748] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021668121/>.