Codex Tro-Cortesianus Codex Madrid Museo de America Madrid; Codices Selecti, Phototypice Impressi - Volume VIII. Mayan Codices, Ferdinand - Introduction and Summary ANDERS.
Codex Tro-Cortesianus Codex Madrid Museo de America Madrid; Codices Selecti, Phototypice Impressi - Volume VIII
Codex Tro-Cortesianus Codex Madrid Museo de America Madrid; Codices Selecti, Phototypice Impressi - Volume VIII

Codex Tro-Cortesianus Codex Madrid Museo de America Madrid; Codices Selecti, Phototypice Impressi - Volume VIII

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck- und Verlagsanstalt, 1967. First Edition. Square quarto (11 x 11 inches) leather-backed clamshell box containing a softcover book and two folding folding colour facsimile reproductions of codices. Book: 54pp + b&w fold out chart, colour and b&w illustrations, text in GERMAN. Two folding facsimile codices: approx 13 ft x 10 inches and 8 ft x 10 inches - each a full-size color reproduction of the entire original codex which designed to give both the look at feel of the original. Clamshell box in patterned paper, titled in black and with leather spine titled in blind. A facsimile, with separate German language summary, of the two parts of Madrid Codex (also known as the Troano Codex or Tro-Cortesianus Codex), one of only three surviving Mayan codices dating to the Postclassic period of Mesoamerican chronology (circa 900–1521 AD). The codex is in two parts, that known as the Troano consisting of 70 "pages" and that originally known as the Cortesianus Codex comprising 42 "pages." Each page is approx. 10 x 4 3/4 inches, and they fold out gatefold or accordion style. Apparently it was intended for use by Mayan priests, and largely comprises almanacs, horoscopes, and other divinatory material used in rituals and ceremonies. Box lightly rubbed overall and one corner bumped, but otherwise book, charts and box all in near Fine condition. A lovely example of this scarce set. Item #64542

Price: $600.00