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Mesoamerican Codices Collection

Identifier: AC 457

Scope and Content

Collection contains reproduction of nine (9) codices, background information and maps of Mesoamerica.


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Language of Materials

English Nahuatl Mayan Mixtec

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of print materials allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.


Codices are Mesoamerican hieroglyphic books. They are pictorial and used to describe many different things, such as history, marriages, genealogy and more. The Mayans, Aztecs and Mixtecs all drew Codices. Many Codices did not survive the Spanish Conquistador period, some that did were given European names, i.e. Codex Laud is named after an Englishman. The surviving codices tell us a great deal about Mesoamerican culture, history and way of life.


.25 Linear Feet

Mesoamerican Codices Collection
Edited Full Draft
© 2008
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library Repository

Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
New Mexico History Museum
113 Lincoln Ave
Sante Fe NM 87501 USA
(505) 476-5090