Il manoscritto messicano Borgiano del Museo Etnografico della S. Congregazione di Propaganda Fide / riprodotto in fotocromografia a spese di s. e. il duca di Loubat a cura della Biblioteca Vaticanna.

By: Loubat, Joseph Florimond
Contributor(s): Codex Borgia
Publisher: Roma : Danesi, 1898.Description: Text ("Prefazione") 12 p. : facsim. of ms. in colors, folded into 39 l. (p. 1-76) ; 26 x 26 cm.Ownership: Thompson
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Book Book British Museum
Africa Oceania and the Americas Rare KUD [COD BOR-] (Browse shelf(Opens below)) 1 Available M9039
Book Book British Museum
Africa Oceania and the Americas Thomp T319 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) 1 Available M8962
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The original, a Nahua ritual manuscript, consists of 14 pieces of Mexican deer skin of varying length, glued together to form a continuous strip, 10 m. x 27 m., covered with writing on both sides; it is folded into 39 leaves, one side of the first and last being attached to covers, forming a volume 27 x 27 cm. The manuscript is reproduced on a strip of thick paper 988 x 26 cm., similarly folded, the 39 leaves being paged 1-76. The descriptive preface, bound in boards, and the facsimiles are enclosed in a wood case, half bound, lettered Codice messicano Borgiano.