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Codex Tro-Cortesianus (Codex Madrid) Facsimile Edition

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Mesoamerican handwriting declined during the time of the Conquista as well as in the decades that followed to such a devastating extent that today only a few libraries and collectors are able to enjoy such pre-Columbian originals. Actually, only one of three handwritings have survived as mere fragments, making the other two invaluable. All three manuscripts can be found in Europe and are designated according to their places of keeping; the Dresdner, the Parisian and the Madrid Maya-handwriting. The Madrid handwriting, which is an attribute to the late end of the Mayan culture permits a view into the religious life of the Mayan Indians and represents a special sort of information from a cultural viewpoint. The gods appear in this ritual grimoire in massive grotesque drawings. This book provides a priest with the basis for his astrological prophecy. As an agrarian yearbook one can accordingly determine the best seed and harvest data and the point of time for certain ritual sacrifices, allowing one to deal with the special groupings within the parameters of the holy 260 day year (Tzolkin). A scientific commentary written by F.Sauer and J.Stummvoll with an introduction by F.Anders accompanies the facsimile edition of the Codex Tro Cortesianus providing an interesting introduction to this valuable handwriting.

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#1 Códice Trocortesiano

Madrid: Testimonio Compañía Editorial, 1991

Códice Trocortesiano, Madrid, Museo de América, The Codex Trocortesiano deluxe edition is published by Testimonio Cia Editorial
The Codex Trocortesiano deluxe edition is published by Testimonio Cia Editorial
  • Commentary (English, Spanish)
  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Codex Tro-Cortesianus (Codex Madrid): 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.

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#2 Codex Tro-Cortesianus (Codex Madrid)

Graz: Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt (ADEVA), 1967

Codex Tro-Cortesianus (Codex Madrid), Madrid, Museo de América, Codex Tro-Cortesianus (Codex Madrid) facsimile edition by Adeva.
Codex Tro-Cortesianus (Codex Madrid) facsimile edition by Adeva.
  • Commentary (German) by Anders, Ferdinand
  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Codex Tro-Cortesianus (Codex Madrid): 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: 54 pp. and 1 plate. 

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