Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Codex Peresianus Facsimile Edition

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From the three preserved Mayan manuscripts, the Codex Peresianus (the name being derived from a note on a piece of paper that has since been lost), is of the poorest quality. Around the borders the lime overlay is peeled off, so that a detailed analysis is only possible of the picture and figures remaining in the center of the page. However, despite its poor condition of preservation, this codex ranks among the most important pre-Spanish sources from Central America due to the extremely precise design of the hieroglyphics and fascinating content found within. On the 22 pages (11 leaves) of the remaining fragments, the characteristic writing culture of the Maya comes to life through the combination of symbol characters and symbol pictograms which are rooted in the magical religious world view of the Mayans and contain strong astronomical and ritual connections. Due to the poor degree of preservation, the original manuscript in Paris is in accessible to view with the exception of only 2 pages and therefore the cost of expenditure in the making of the facsimile is more than worthwhile and has made the entire work accessible for all to view as well as study.

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We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Codex Peresianus": Codex Peresianus facsimile edition, published by Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt (ADEVA), 1968

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Codex Peresianus

Graz: Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt (ADEVA), 1968

  • Commentary (German) by Anders, Ferdinand
  • This is a partial facsimile of the original document, Codex Peresianus: the facsimile might represent only a part, or doesn't attempt to replicate the format, or doesn't imitate the look-and-feel of the original document.

Amended reproduction in screenfold of the facsimile edition Paris 1887 of the fragmentary Maya manuscript in possession of the Bibliothèque nationale, Paris. 22 folding pp. (11 fol.) in original size: 125 x 250 mm. Encased in box with leather spine.

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