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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The story of Kingsborough’s fateful engouement for Mexican manuscripts is well known: New York 22 June Besides Aglio’s reproductions of manuscripts in the Bodleian, the Vatican Library, the Borgian Museum, the Imperial Library of Vienna, the Library of the Institute at Bologna, and the royal libraries of Berlin, Dresden, and Budapest, the work includes Dupaix’s Monuments of New Spain, taken from Castaneda’s original drawings, and descriptions of sculptures and artifacts from several private collections.

The immense project cost Kingsborough 32, and his life: Mexico at the World’s Fairs: 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. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

With the support of Sir Thomas Phillipps, many of whose manuscripts are described in the Antiquitieshe employed the Italian painter Agustine Aglio to scour Kingsboruogh greatest mexjco and private collections for Mexican manuscripts, which Aglio sketched and later lithographed for publication.

Antiquities of Mexico was produced to make copies of rare manuscripts in European collections available for study by scholars. Aglio spent the better part of six years travelling to the libraries and museums of Europe to examine and draw all of the “Ancient Mexican” documents, artefacts and manuscripts known in European collections of the time.


It was assembled and published by Edward King, Lord Kingsboroughin the early decades of the 19th century. Views Read Edit View history. Hours Exhibition Gallery Monday – Thursday: The whole illustrated by many valuable inedited manuscripts, by Lord Kingsborough.

The New Historicism series, No. Price realised USDIt was originally planned as ten, but Lord Kingsborough died before the full work could be completed. The drawings, on stone, by A. 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.

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Mailing Address and Information. The whole illustrated by many valuable inedited Manuscripts. Return to Main Site: Dupaix, with their respective Scales of Measurement, and accompanying Descriptions.

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A record for this resource appears in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog. His father the Earl of Kingston died a few month later; Kingsborough would have stood to inherit an annual estate of 40, From Wikipedia, antiquitise free encyclopedia.


Title page of volume 1. Sale Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts. 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. The work consists of antiquitids volumes, each published in a large elephant folio format.

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

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Contact Client Service info christies. Together with the Monuments of New Spain, by M. Retrieved from ” https: From January to April inclusive, vol.

The whole illustrated by many atiquities inedited manuscripts, by Augustine Aglio. Holiday Schedule and Closed Collections Schedule. Archived from the original on 18 June