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El Tonalamatl de Coleccion de Aubin. Antiguo Manuscrito Mexicano en la Biblioteca Nacional de Paris (Manuscrit Mexicanins no 18-19)
2 parts. part 1 text: 60 pages with line drawing of codex. Part 2: Color reproduction of the Seler reproduction. Oblong quarto (10 1/2" x 11 3/4") housed in a cloth portfolio. Preface by Mercedes Meade de Angulo. Comments by Carmen Aguilera. First Mexican edition.Aubin, Tonalamatl. Kalendario Ydolatrico. Codice Gama (rare). BNP 18-19 Ex-Boturini and Aubin collections. Ritual-calendrical. Tlaxcala. Early 16th Century. Native paper screenfold painted on one side. 18 leaves plus additional leaf with title in Spanish; 2 leaves missing. Possibly preconquest tonalamatl (divinatory almanac) in early acculturated style. Each page depicts patron deities, 13 birds, 13 gods, and Nine Lords of the Night associated with each 13-day period of the 260-day divinatory cycle. The tentative Tlaxcalan provenience is based on a statement in the 1745 inventory of the Boturini collection. A lithograph edition, with two pages in color and with the missing pages supplied on the basis of the Leon y Gama reconstruction, was printed for Aubin about 1851. It had limited circulation until it was issued with a study by Orozco y Berra (1897). Commentary by Seler (1900) is accompanied by a color lithograph facsimile. Two pages are photographically reproduced by Boban (1891). (Handbook of Middle American Indians, Volume 14 page 91)Condition:Text volume small damage to front wrapper. Portfolio corners bumped else a very good set in very good portfolio.
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