San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Real Biblioteca del Monasterio de El Escorial, Ç.IV.5

Michoacán Relation Facsimile Edition

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This codex is a relation of the Michoacan Province Indian population ceremonies and rituals produced for the Illustrissimo Antonio de Mendoza, viceroy and governor of Nueva España in the name of his majesty the King. The document is conserved in the San Lorenzo del Escorial Monastery Library, it is a manuscript laid paper performed in the years 1539-1540 in the province of Mechuacan or Michoacan. Only 140 leaves of the written correspond to this text, it has also 44 plates or illustrations of which a selection has been made for this folder.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Michoacán Relation": Relación de Michoacán facsimile edition, published by Testimonio Compañía Editorial, 2001

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Relación de Michoacán

Madrid: Testimonio Compañía Editorial, 2001

  • Commentary (Spanish) by Escobar Olmedo, Armando M.; Hidalgo Brinquis, Maria d.C.; Cortés Alonso, Vicenta; Warren, Benedict; Miranda Godínez, Francisco; Batalla Rosado, Juan J.; Sánchez Díaz, Gerardo
  • Limited Edition: 988 copies
  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Michoacán Relation: 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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