This codex is named after its last owner, the archbishop of Canterbury; Willian Laud (died 1645). Undoubtedly it can be classified as a pre-Columbian manuscript with the featured gods all belonging to the Aztek-Toltec Pantheon. In format, page number, colouring and style, the Codex Laud is similar to 2 other illuminated manuscripts; the Codex Fejervary-Mayer and the Codex Cospi. The only other being the Codex Borgia, however it is twice in size. A connection between these codices and Mixtecan codices should however, not be drawn due to the fact that the gods represented in the aforementioned codices are not Mixtecan.
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Graz: Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt (ADEVA), 1966
- Commentary (German) by Burland, Cottie A.
- Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Codex Laud: the facsimile attempts to replicate the look-and-feel and physical features of the original document; pages are trimmed according to the original format; the binding might not be consistent with the current document binding.
Encased in box with leather spine. Scholarly introduction: 42 pp. text, 4 plates on art print paper, 1 table.
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