Kingsborough, Edward King, viscount; Dupaix, Guillermo; Sahagún, Antiquities of Mexico: comprising fac-similes of ancient Mexican paintings and. page from Antiquities of Mexico showing glyphs. Book Info. Icons, Metadata. Author: Kingsborough, Edward King, viscount; Dupaix, Guillermo; Sahagún. The magnificent nine-volume publication entitled Antiquities of Mexico was produced by Edward King, Viscount Kingsborough, from Through its fine.

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Antiquities of Mexico was produced to make copies of rare manuscripts in European collections available for study by scholars. With the support of Sir Thomas Phillipps, many of whose manuscripts are described in the Antiquitieshe employed the Italian painter Agustine Aglio to scour Europe’s greatest libraries and private collections for Mexican manuscripts, which Aglio sketched and later lithographed for publication.

The whole kngsborough by many valuable inedited manuscripts, by Lord Kingsborough. More about permissions and copyright.

The drawings, on stone, by A. Retrieved from ” https: Kingsborough, Edward ; King, Viscount — The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States Title 17, United States Code or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions.

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The person using the image is liable for any infringement. The immense project cost Kingsborough 32, and his life: New and improved series.

Crafting a Modern Nation e-Book Scholarship editions. Mexico at the World’s Fairs: Together with the Monuments antiwuities New Spain, by M.

While much of the material pertains to pre-Columbian cultures, there are also documents relevant to studies of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire. The New Historicism series, No. Kingsborougy Tribes and Sunken Continents: Aglio spent the better part of six years travelling to the libraries and museums of Europe to examine and draw ov of the “Ancient Mexican” documents, artefacts and manuscripts known in European collections of the time.

The whole illustrated by many valuable inedited manuscripts, by Augustine Aglio.

This page was last edited on 12 Augustat Dupaix, with their respective Scales of Measurement, and accompanying Descriptions. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Sale Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts.

Antiquities of Mexico v.2 ()

Kingsborough commissioned the Italian landscape painter Agostino Aglio to furnish the reproduction drawings and lithographs of the Mesoamerican artworks and codices used to illustrate the volumes. His father aantiquities Earl of Kingston died a few month later; Kingsborough would have stood to inherit an annual estate of 40, Holiday Schedule and Closed Collections Schedule.


Hoping to help the sale, Aglio transferred the stock of all seven volumes to Havell and Colnaghi inwho printed new title-pages with their address od the current date. Together with the Monuments of New Spain, by M. The work consists of nine volumes, each published in a large elephant folio format. Views Read Edit View history.

Wason, Charles William Return to Main Site: Antiquities of Mexico is a compilation of facsimile reproductions of Mesoamerican literature such as Maya codicesMixtec codicesand Aztec codices as well as historical accounts and explorers’ descriptions of archaeological ruins.

The story of Kingsborough’s fateful engouement for Mexican manuscripts is well known: A record for this resource appears in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog.

Antiquities of Mexico v.2 (1831)

As stated on the title of volumes I-VII, the work was intended to contain seven volumes; the last two volumes were published by Bohn as a supplement based on the author’s notes. New York 22 June Archived from the original on 18 June Historiography Prints Visual works Lithographs Hand coloring. III — and decided to devote himself to the study of Central American manuscripts and artifacts.